April 10: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Friday, April 10, 2020, 7:25 p.m.

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • DAILY PATIENT STATS
  • DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS
  • PRE-OP TESTING IN ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS
  • FIELD HOSPITAL ON HOLD
  • PARKING REMINDER

DAILY PATIENT STATS

Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below: 

Discharges: 188 total COVID-19 discharges to date; 15 in the last 24 hours.

DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*

* Data from 3/10 through 4/9. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who sought testing at or were hospitalized at Michigan Medicine or reported their testing to Occupational Health Services. Some Michigan Medicine employees may have been tested outside our system.

PRE-OP TESTING IN ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS

Preprocedural/preoperative SARS-CoV-2 testing is available ONLY to patients undergoing non-emergency, moderate risk aerosol generating procedures:

  • Intrathoracic surgery (formerly labeled as “chest surgery”)
  • Intra-abdominal surgery
  • Lower GI endoscopy

Testing of patients undergoing these procedures allows us to safely revert to standard surgical and procedural attire in the presence of a negative test. Outside of this limited use, SARS-CoV-2 testing is not currently available as part of the preoperative or preprocedural work up for asymptomatic patients undergoing other operations.

Testing can be scheduled in the Preop Clinic, or at the regional drive-through testing sites, and should be performed at least 1-2 days before surgery to allow for the result to be completed. If you have questions about preoperative SARS-CoV-2 testing, please review this PDF, or contact Kelly Malloy (kellymal@med.umich.edu ) or Scott Regenbogen (sregenbo@med.umich.edu ).

FIELD HOSPITAL ON HOLD

Plans to open a field hospital at the South Athletics Facility are on hold. It appears from current COVID-19 cases and modeling that the curve is significantly flattening. With this information it is not clear if the field hospital will be required or when it would be needed. The team continues to complete preparations to be able to activate if needed.

We are in communication with state officials to coordinate and determine future need. Our ongoing focus is on our current capacity and readiness to serve patients in our existing hospital facilities.

PARKING REMINDER FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO THE MEDICAL CAMPUS

Parking permit enforcement has been suspended for Medical Center Campus lots and structures, with the exception of P1, P2, P3, P4, and P5 garages. Access gates are open in the following garages: Ann/Catherine, Glen, Wall Street, Palmer and Fletcher.  

Individual parking spaces or areas assigned for 24/7 enforcement (such as Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) will still remain enforced on all campuses.  

Please note that the Yellow AVI and Blue off-shift parking programs will not have 24/7 access to P-structures on weekdays.  Regular weekday restrictions for these programs still apply.  Please adhere to this to maintain a sufficient supply of patient/visitor parking.

Effective immediately, the Ann Arbor city administrator’s office has agreed to temporarily suspend enforcement of meter parking on streets in close proximity to the medical campus. Ann Arbor leadership recognizes the overall crisis and unprecedented effort of the Michigan Medicine staff to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our community safe. 

Approximately 60 meters for this use are now bagged with “special event” markings on the following streets:

  • Ann Street: Glen to Observatory
  • Zina Pitcher: Ann Street to Washtenaw/Huron curve
  • Observatory: Ann Street to North University Court
  • Washington Heights: Observatory to Mary Markley Hall (does not include spaces marked for Arboretum parking)

For more information on parking and transportation changes related to COVID-19, click here.

Still have questions?

We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/.  Please bookmark that site and refer to it throughout the day for the most up-to-date information. An FAQ for staff is also posted and updated frequently.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu 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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