August 13: COVID-19 UPDATE

August 13, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:

  • COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
  • TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
  • CONVERSION OF UH DINING ROOMS A/B AND C/D
  • CAMPUS BUS SYSTEM UPDATE
  • PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY CARE NEEDS AND WORK ADJUSTMENTS PLANNING TOOL THROUGH AUG. 14

DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS

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

Discharges: 683 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 116 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours.

TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*

* Data from 3/10 through 8/13. 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.

CONVERSION OF UH DINING ROOMS A/B AND C/D

To support social distancing and employee safety, the UH Cafeteria Dining Rooms have been closed for meetings effective 8/13/20 and will be converted to break/respite space for faculty, staff and learners. 

Effective Saturday, August 15  to December 31, 2020, the four dining rooms will be used as break/respite rooms and will have a maximum, total  occupancy of 16 in rooms A/B and 24 in room C/D.  Tables and chairs will be placed to follow social distancing guidelines and cannot be moved to create more seating at a table.  Please follow these rules to support social distancing and employee safety.

CAMPUS BUS SYSTEM UPDATES 

University of Michigan’s Logistics, Transportation & Parking (LTP) is making major changes to maintain safety for those who ride U-M buses. 

The plan, developed in collaboration with College of Engineering (COE) and public health experts, includes a significant overhaul of the campus bus network and will take effect Monday, Aug. 24. A few key changes include:  

·       Face coverings are required on all buses. No mask, no service.

·       Bus routes will be redesigned to approximately 15 minutes or less to reduce duration in an enclosed space.

·       North-East Shuttle, due to length and lower utilization, will be eliminated.

For more details on these changes and alternative services available, click here.

PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY CARE NEEDS AND WORK ADJUSTMENTS PLANNING TOOL THROUGH AUG. 14
We have heard from individuals across Michigan Medicine that it has become increasingly difficult to manage the demands of family care alongside professional obligations. To gain a better understanding of how we can support your needs during these unprecedented times, you are invited to participate in the “Family Care Needs and Work Adjustments Planning Tool.”

The purpose of this tool is to identify and evaluate key issues and barriers impacting accessibility and availability of family care resources for faculty, staff and learners, and to anticipate potential impacts to mission-critical operations. The Family Care Task Force will use this data to inform Michigan Medicine leadership about the family care challenges facing our community and to help develop action items to address these challenges. For bargained-for employees, some of these matters will be subject to negotiation with the designated collective bargaining representative.

This tool is open now through Friday, Aug. 14. Even if you do not have family care needs at this time, we still encourage you to respond accordingly by completing this request. Individual responses and identifying data will not be shared. We recognize that these are complex, difficult decisions; we appreciate your input as we seek to understand how to best support our diverse workforce during these trying times.

You should have received an email invitation from Qualtrics, which contains a unique link to the survey. Please do not forward this email and/or link to others, as each person received a unique link. Click on the link in the email to access the survey. If you did not receive an email, contactfamilycaretaskforce@umich.edu.

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 for the most up-to-date information. 

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