June 29: 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 STATS
- EMPLOYEE SELF-SCREENING WEBSITE
- MASKS INCLUDED IN DRESS POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES
- MASK POLICY FOR VISITORS
- EMPLOYEE EXPOSURE CRITERIA FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 607 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 0 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 109 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 6/29. 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.
EMPLOYEE SELF-SCREENING WEBSITE
Employees returning to work should conduct self-screening to access Michigan Medicine facilities and reduce bottlenecks at entrance points. An online tool, available via phone on the website healthscreen.umich.edu asks a series of questions about symptoms, risk factors and job functions.
Based on employee responses, users will see a green screen with a check mark, indicating they can report to work, or a red screen, indicating 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. Learn more here, and please also review employee FAQs and work restrictions.
MASKS INCLUDED IN DRESS POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES
Employees able to medically tolerate one must wear a covering over their nose and mouth when in any enclosed public spaces. This includes buses and shuttles traveling to and from work, building elevators, parking structure elevators, cafeterias, and any other enclosed public areas.
Medical masks are required for the protection of healthcare workers for any patient facing activities. This includes:
· Direct patient care
· Being in a patient room/care area
· Face to face interactions with patient such as greeters/check in staff
Cloth masks can be worn in clinical buildings by those not having direct patient interactions. For example:
· Workforce members that work in offices or areas that do not have direct patient contact
· Health care workers entering a facility until they are able to obtain a medical mask from security
Masks are now considered specific dress attire referenced in the UMHS Dress and Appearance Policy:
· Uniforms and specific dress attire may be required based on the position and responsibilities.
Employees who do not comply with this policy will be subject to progressive disciplinary actions, and continued non-compliance could result in dismissal.
MASK POLICY FOR VISITORS
For the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, masks or cloth face coverings are required for all visitors in our hospitals and health centers for anyone over the age of 2. Visitors may bring their own face coverings or obtain one from security at each entrance point.
Please note that visitors are limited during this time to prevent the spread of infection. Michigan Medicine’s temporary visitor policy restricts visitors to ensure we can maintain safe distancing for all families and staff on the medical campus, riding elevators, and visiting our outpatient clinics and service.
Visitor should also be asked to practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet from others whenever possible.
UPDATED EXPOSURE CRITERIA FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
The CDC has updated the exposure criteria for healthcare workers related to COVID-19. Effective immediately, the criteria for high-risk occupational exposures to confirmed COVID-19 patients are defined by the CDC as follows:
· Prolonged (>15 minutes) close contact while patient is not wearing a mask and healthcare personnel (HCP) is not wearing any type of mask.
· Prolonged (>15 minutes) close contact while HCP is not wearing eye protection if patient is not wearing any type of mask (includes cloth face coverings).
· HCP performed an aerosol-generating procedure while not wearing eye protection and an N95 mask or powered air purifying respirator (PAPR).
Employees who meet one of the high-risk criteria listed above should contact Occupation Health Services at 764-8021 to be assessed for COVID-19 testing. In addition, employees who have received COVID-19 testing outside of OHS should call OHS to report results.
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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