August 6: 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
- CHILD AND FAMILY CARE RESOURCES
- WORK FROM HOME CONTINUES TO YEAR END
- FACILITY ENTRANCE UPDATES
- UPDATE TO VISITOR POLICY IN THE PACU
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
Discharges: 668 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 1 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 8/6. 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.
CHILD AND FAMILY CARE RESOURCES
Due to growing concerns and child and family care as the upcoming school year approaches, the medical school has convened a Family Care Task Force to study work force family care issues and provide recommendations on how to address them. The task force will be conducting various survey and other research – if asked, please participate to the extent possible. Additionally, the Wellness Office has identified information and resources about family care to support those employees who need assistance.
In the near future, a survey will be sent out to assess the needs of faculty, staff and learners.
WORK FROM HOME CONTINUES TO YEAR END
All staff who can work remotely should continue to do so until the end of the 2020 calendar year, unless specified by your supervisor. Leadership will re-evaluate the situation for future guidance at the end of the year. The U-M Medical School will provide specific guidance for faculty working remotely in the near future.
FACILITY ENTRANCE UPDATES
Employees entering our facilities at all locations – and who have access to a personal device – are required to begin using the self-health screening tool found at https://healthscreen.umich.edu. The easiest way to find the tool is to make it a bookmark or icon on your smartphone. Click here for a full rundown of how to easily and regularly access the self-health screening tool and see this pdf flyer for more information.
By using this tool and displaying the green check box on your phone to gain access, facility access will be faster and safer than waiting in crowded lines. It is important to assure that we are compliant with the order to conduct employee screening at our entrances. Effective Monday, Aug. 17, all employees who have a mobile device will be required to use the self-health screening tool at various entrances and should become familiar with it now.
Learn more by clicking here.
Additionally, changes will soon be implemented at two entrances on the main medical campus:
Med Sci 2/Taubman Library Employee Entrance
· Starting Sunday, Aug. 9, in-person screening at this entrance will change from 24/7 to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.
· Staff who enter at this location from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. to reach the hospitals and clinics should be screened at the 2nd level intersection between the medical school and Rogel Cancer Center.
Taubman Center Floor 1 Entrance from P2 Parking Structure
· New entrance opening Monday, Aug. 10.
· This entrance is for patients, visitors and employees and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
· This entrance will allow access to the 1st floor of the Taubman Center from within the P2 Parking Structure, alleviating congestion at the main entrance and improving patient and visitor wayfinding.
· Employees who use this entrance should use the self-health screening tool to reduce congestion (https://healthscreen.umich.edu/)
UPDATE TO VISITOR POLICY IN THE PACU
For patients coming to the UH PACU for a procedure, they may be accompanied by one other individual for transportation purposes. However, if any patient in the PACU is COVID-positive and subsequently needs to be admitted to the hospital, they will not be allowed any visitors during their inpatient stay.
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.