MAY 8: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE

May 8, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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
  • NO ON-SITE COMMAND CENTER STAFFING THIS WEEKEND
  • GOVERNOR WHITMER EXTENDS STAY HOME, STAY SAFE ORDER
  • TEMPORARY HOUSING PROGRAM UPDATE
  • LINK TO JOIN: PERIOPERATIVE AND PERIPROCEDURAL COVID-19 TESTING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOWN HALL

DAILY PATIENT STATS

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

Discharges: 440 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 6 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but exclude deaths and discharges to hospice. 

DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*

* Data from 3/10 through 5/8. 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.

NO ON-SITE COMMAND CENTER STAFFING THIS WEEKEND

There will be no on-site hospital command center staffing, including no on-site meetings or command center calls, this weekend, May 9-10. The daily 8 a.m. virtual briefing calls will resume on Monday, May 11. Global messages will not be sent unless there is an urgent matter. For any emergency issues this weekend that would otherwise be escalated to the command center, contact the Incident Commander on Call at 734-881-6803.

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXTENDS STAY HOME, STAY SAFE ORDER

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order yesterday extending Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 28. The governor’s order will allow manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11 as part of her MI Safe Start Plan.  

Under this order, Michiganders still must not leave their homes except to run critical errands, to engage in safe outdoor activities, or to go to specified jobs.

TEMPORARY HOUSING PROGRAM UPDATE

The temporary housing program continues to evolve to support our employees who are working tirelessly on the front lines, while meeting the needs of the organization. Temporary housing is limited to employees who work directly with COVID-19 patients under the following circumstances:

1) Those who need respite because they or their family members are immunocompromised or at high risk of COVID-19, or

2) Those who need to self-isolate due to exposure and contamination of COVID-19.

These employees should work with their managers to request accommodations for up to 14 days. However, moving forward, if circumstances require arenewal/extension to the initial reservation, managers are required to send documentation of the reason needed to COVID-19lodging@.umich.edu. Reservation extension/renewal requests will be reviewed by the housing team before housing is approved and assigned. As a reminder, no family members will be allowed to visit employees during their stay in temporary housing.

LINK TO JOIN: PERIOPERATIVE AND PERIPROCEDURAL COVID-19 TESTING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TOWN HALL

As operations begin to ramp up again in our surgical and procedural areas, ensuring the safety of patients and employees is our number one priority. We recognize there are many questions around pre-surgical and pre-procedural COVID-19 testing of patients, as well as recommended personal protective equipment for faculty and staff. We will distribute clarifying documents next week, in addition to providing the latest information in a virtual Town Hall event.

Zoom Webinar: Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92395315865?pwd=SnlYK084Y0J0V2JKdVVPMFowZnZjUT09

Password: 403665

Or iPhone one-tap: 
US: +13126266799, 92395315865# 

Or Telephone: Dial: +1 312 626 6799 
Webinar ID: 923 9531 5865
Password: 403665

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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