July 21: 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
- MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND EMPLOYEE/SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES
- ELEVATOR SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE
- SPECIAL MESSAGE ON THE NEED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 639 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.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 7/20. 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.
MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND EMPLOYEE/SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Please be reminded that employees must utilize the web screening tool before leaving home and before entering health system facilities. This tool can be found at https://healthscreen.umich.edu/.
If an employee has symptoms concerning for COVID-19, they should contact Occupational Health Services immediately by calling the OHS Employee COVID/illness hotline at 734-764-8021, option 1. If an employee develops symptoms concerning for COVID-19 while at work, they should contact OHS immediately via the above hotline, report to their supervisor and go home.
Supervisors and managers should NOT send sick or symptomatic employees to OHS. Please reference the UMHS Infection Prevention Work Restrictions for Staff with Infectious Diseases Policy for detailed information.
Employees who are not sure if they should report to work or have questions related to an illness, symptoms or COVID-19, should first utilize the web screening tool for direction and/or contact the OHS Employee COVID/illness hotline.
ELEVATOR SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE
In the interest of safety and customer service, it is recommended that faculty and staff step off of the elevator to allow visitors/patients to get on when the maximum capacity for social distancing is exceeded. Unless responding to an emergency, employees should allow Michigan Medicine guests to take precedence when traveling to their destinations. Capacity signage is located in each elevator lobby as a reminder to ensure safe distancing.
SPECIAL MESSAGE ON THE NEED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS
Wearing a mask or face covering is one of the most effective ways to limit the spread of COVID-19. Last week, Brian Uridge, director of security at Michigan Medicine, put together a special message for faculty, staff and learners. This video discusses the organization’s policies and the need to wear such face coverings on buses and inside buildings.
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.
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.