April 4: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

April 4, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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

  • DAILY STATS
  • TOWN HALL RECORDING AND FAQs
  • PPE REMINDERS
  • STRESS RESPONSE TEAM
  • FREE STREET PARKING FOR STAFF
  • REMINDER: HOTLINE NUMBERS

DAILY STATS

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

Discharges: 103 COVID-19 discharges to date, 14 in the last 24 hours.

TOWN HALL RECORDING AND FAQs

On Friday 4/3, leaders held another Virtual Town Hall to provide updates on COVID-19 related activities and planning across the institution and answer questions. If you missed it, you can view the video here.

Town Hall questions and answers are continually added and updated to the COVID-19 FAQs posted here:  https://mmheadlines.org/2020/03/faqs-covid-19-novel-coronavirus/.  This link houses questions that are categorized into the following:

  • Facilities
  • Logistics, parking and transportation
  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Patient care
  • Treatment and testing
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Visitor policies
  • Workforce and potential exposures questions
  • More information

If you have additional questions after you review the FAQs, please reach out to your supervisor.

PPE REMINDERS
For PPE recommendations specific to Surgical/Endoscopic procedures, updates have recently been made.  Please see updated algorithm for comprehensive guidance.

More general information about use of PPE is available here: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/ice/resources/coronavirus/ppe_pt_care.pdf

STRESS RESPONSE TEAM

During this time of heightened stress, we’ve created a COVID-19 Stress Response Team to offer support and consultation. The team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 734-763- 5409.

The COVID-19 Employee Support Team is providing support across the institution for all of our team members, including coordination of food donations.  Please use this team to centralize requests for any needs by calling the phone number above.

If you have questions on how to help or want to direct donations (food and otherwise) please refer people to our donations website at:

https://giving.medicine.umich.edu/covid-19, and select option 2.

FREE STREET PARKING FOR STAFF

Many thanks to the city of Ann Arbor for providing free street parking to Michigan Medicine staff!

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 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)

REMINDER:  HOTLINE NUMBER

Occupational Health Services: All employee visits must be triaged by first calling OHS for an appointment at 734-764-8021. Phone lines are available 24/7.

Still have questions?

We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/.  Please check this site 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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