July 14: COVID-19 UPDATE
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:
- COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
- TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
- EXECUTIVE ORDER ON MASKS
- SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACILITY SPACE
- TOWN HALL JULY 17
- SURGICAL RAMP UP TOWN HALL
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 623 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 114 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 7/13. 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.
EXECUTIVE ORDER ON MASKS
All faculty and staff are required to wear masks in the public and shared spaces within our facilities, in any enclosed public space like a U-M bus or shuttle, and when in close proximity (less than six feet) to others, even outdoors.
An Executive Order (No. 2020-147) issued by Governor Whitmer on July 10 states that all individuals who leave their home or place of residence must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in any indoor public space; when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; and when waiting for or riding on public transportation, while in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle, or when using a private car service as a means of hired transportation.
When you wear a mask, you are doing two things: protecting those around you from potential illness or even death, and protecting yourself. As we strive to better understand COVID-19, we continue to witness the dangers of this illness and its unpredictable impact, even on individuals with no known risk factors. We know that people without any symptoms can be carriers of the virus and pass it on simply by talking, coughing or sneezing when they are near others and not wearing a mask. Wearing a mask also helps keep you safe from potentially contracting COVID-19.
A flyer available from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides guidelines for how to wear a medical mask safely, and Michigan Medicine has developed a tip sheet for how to wear non-medical cloth face coverings.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACILITY SPACE
Given limitations in open, public spaces in our facilities, employees may have difficulty maintaining 6 feet apart when eating and unmasked indoors. A small work team will be convened to identify additional non-conventional spaces, such as auditorium lobbies and large conference rooms, that could potentially be used for employee breaks and meals to enable social distancing. This team will engage with EVS and Facilities to ensure that any areas identified as usable for employee breaks and meals will be appropriately staffed for cleaning, sterilization and trash collection.
TOWN HALL JULY 17
Michigan Medicine leaders will host a virtual Town Hall on Friday, July 17, from 2 – 3 p.m. The topics for the town hall will include:
· Update on the Economic Recovery Plan
· Plans to address potential second wave of COVID-19 in Southeast Michigan
· Status of Research ramp-up and plans around reinstituting clinical trials
· Update all on Medical School LCME accreditation process and resident/student onboarding
To join the Town Hall, click here:
To join via iPhone one-tap:
To join via telephone:
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278
Routine town halls will be planned for the third Friday of each month moving forward in order to provide regular and timely updates from leadership.
SURGICAL RAMP-UP TOWN HALL JULY 16
A virtual Town Hall event is being held this Thursday, July 16, at 7 a.m. to provide updates for faculty and staff on surgical services at Michigan Medicine. This one-hour webinar will include information on the following:
· Commitment to patient and employee safety
· Summary of OR ramp-up activity to date
· Strategic plan for optimization of surgical services
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +13126266799, 95564894561#
Or Telephone: (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 955 6489 4561
International numbers available: https://umich-health.zoom.us/u/aeEe1oUN4N
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.
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