June 2: DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE
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
- TOWN HALL VIDEO
- EMPLOYEE SELF-SCREENING APP FOR ENTRANCE POINTS
- VISITOR POLICY UPDATES
- PARKING UPDATES
DAILY PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 551 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 2 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
Deaths and hospice: Since March 10, Michigan Medicine hospitals have had 101 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours. Total death and hospice numbers will be reported on Mondays.
DAILY TEAM MEMBER TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 6/1. 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.
TOWN HALL VIDEO
Leaders held a virtual Town Hall last Friday, May 29 to discuss operations and ramp up planning. If you were unable to attend, view the video by clicking here.
EMPLOYEE SELF-SCREENING APP FOR ENTRANCE POINTS
A new mobile app has been developed to replace verbal health screenings to avoid bottlenecks at Michigan Medicine employee entrance points. The app will ask questions about symptoms, risk factors and job function. Based on the employee responses, users will either see a green screen with a check mark, indicating they can proceed through the screening point and report to work, or a red screen, indicating that they should stay home and contact OHS.
Employees should answer the online screening questions before leaving for work. By not closing the browser, the green screen will be available to display to security once employees are on-site. The app is available for use now and can be accessed at healthscreen.umich.edu.
VISITOR POLICY UPDATES
Updates have been made to the visitor policy for inpatients at the end of life and for patients who are discharging. Refer to the updated policy by clicking here.
Adult and Pediatric Inpatient at End of Life
A maximum of 6 designated visitors total, up to 2 at a time, can visit patients at end of life. Minors may be designated EOL visitors if supervised.
· COVID+/PUI: Limit to 2 designated visitors. Visitors must wear appropriate PPE, and must be informed of risk. Staff will provide PPE assistance.
Adult and pediatric patients at discharge
A maximum of 3 visitors who require home caregiver training in anticipation of inpatient discharge, based on the recommendations of the care team.
One visitor (? 16 yo) to accompany adult patients for hospital discharge, on the day of discharge. Two primary caregivers to accompany pediatric patients for hospital discharge, on the day of discharge.
Beginning Monday, June 22, all Medical Center Campus parking structures will be enforced with gates lowered during enforcement hours. This includes the Glen, Ann, Catherine and Wall St. structures in addition to P1-P5, which are currently enforced. Permit enforcement in Medical Campus surface lots will remain suspended until Wednesday, July 1, as well as parking areas on North, Central and South campuses.
On July 1, parking permit enforcement will be restored for all parking areas on North, Medical, Central and South campuses. Parkers will be required to observe all parking control signs that indicate permits required and enforcement hours.
Individual parking spaces signed for 24/7 enforcement (such as Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) or areas signed for 24/7 enforcement remain enforced at all times.
For all parking and transportation updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
Still have questions?
We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines athttps://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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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