March 24: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE (PM)
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:
UPDATED FAQs FROM HR
VISITOR RESTRICTION CLARIFICATION
REVISED RETAIL FOOD OPERATIONS
SPECIAL SHOPPING FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
As of Tuesday, March 24, parking permit enforcement in most campus lots and structures will be relaxed on a temporary basis to support the university community. Gates will now be raised in some parking areas that usually require a permit.
The parking decks closest to our patient care facilities (P1-P5) will continue to be enforced. Parking permit enforcement has been suspended on the main medical campus, as well as North, Central and South campuses. Gates are now raised to enable entry and exit.
Designated parking spaces (e.g. Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) will remain enforced on all campuses.
Please note that the Yellow AVI and Blue off-shift parking programs will maintain existing access to decks P1-P5 onweekdays with no change. Regular weekday restrictions for these programs still apply.
Patient/Visitor parking on Medical Center Campus, including Wall Street, will remain enforced.
We will continue to evaluate operations and provide updates with any service changes.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) has announced reductions in services for TheRide. You can read more here.
UPDATED FAQs FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
Human Resources has updated and added new questions to its COVID-19 paid time off frequently asked questions. You can access the document here.
To protect our patients, faculty and staff during the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended visiting in our hospitals and health centers.
Limited exceptions will be made in the following areas:
· Pediatric inpatients
· Adult developmentally delayed inpatients
· Adult and pediatric inpatients at end of life
· Adult and pediatric inpatients at discharge
· Labor and Delivery
· Outpatient Surgery and Procedures
· Outpatient Clinics
· All emergency departments (AES, CES, PES)
In each case, the exceptions are narrowly defined. You can view the full list of exceptions in the policy on PolicyStat.
REVISED RETAIL FOOD HOURS
Hours for retail food operations at all Michigan Medicine facilities will be reduced. However, the main U of M Café remains open 24 hours daily.
Please click here for a detailed list of operational hours of cafes and restaurants around Michigan Medicine.
SPECIAL SHOPPING FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
Meijer is providing special hours for “essential service workers” such as doctors, nurses, pharmacy and grocery store employees. Those workers can shop on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. More information is available here.
The supply of blood donations remains critical. There is a blood drive planned for UH Towsley Center on Thursday, March 26th, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can schedule an appointment online at redcross.org (sponsor code: goblue), by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or contacting Erin Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find other blood drives in your area by going to redcross.org and entering your zip code.
Food deliveries are allowed at following entrances.
· Cancer Center
· UH/Taubman Main Entrance
· C & W Main Entrance
· Cardiovascular Center Entrance
Staff receiving food deliveries will need to meet delivery drivers outside one of the above entrances. Delivery drivers are not allowed inside the buildings. Deliveries are no longer allowed at Med Inn entrance.
Still have questions?
An FAQ is posted in Headlines and updated frequently. If you have specific questions about COVID19 and your work at Michigan Medicine, go to the Infection Prevention & Epidemiology page for updates.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email email@example.com and your question will be answered as quickly as possible. Do not use this email for sharing patient health information.
Jeffrey Desmond, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
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