Sept 15: COVID-19 UPDATE
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NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:
- COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
- TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
- U-M CAMPUS TESTING
- FUTURES FOR FRONTLINERS PROGRAM
- FOOD DELIVERY LOCATIONS
- SOCIAL DISTANCING AND TALKING POINTS
- COMMUNITY FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
- EMPLOYEE FLU CLINIC UPDATE
- UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FIRE ALARM TESTING ON THURSDAY
- TOWN HALL ON FRIDAY
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
|TOTAL INPATIENTS||TESTED POSITIVE||PUI|
COVID-19 Patient Percent Positivity (7 day moving average)
Symptomatic testing: 3.60%
Asymptomatic testing: 0.61%
Discharges: 726 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 123 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 0 in the last 24 hours.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 9/14. 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.
U-M CAMPUS COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/8 through 9/14. U-M campus testing stats reflect clinical care and surveillance conducted by University Health Service and Occupation Health. Michigan Medicine employees are not reflected in campus numbers.
Quarantine and Isolation Housing: Currently, 20 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 55 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.
More COVID-19 related campus information available at:https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/
FUTURES FOR FRONTLINERS PROGRAM
Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state leaders launched a Futures for Frontliners program offering tuition-free college to Michiganders who provided essential, frontline services during the COVID-19 pandemic from April – June 2020. Funding is available to those working in the medical field, manufacturing, nursing homes, grocery stories, sanitation, delivery and retail.
To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Futures for Frontline website.
FOOD DELIVERY LOCATIONS
In order to reduce patient and visitor traffic back-ups at hospital entrances and exits, please ask any food vendors to make deliveries to staff at two locations:
· Med Inn west revolving doors. Exchange payment and delivery in the doorway – if you exit the building, the door will lock behind you.
· E. Hospital Drive/Simpson Rd. street parking spaces, past the Mott C&W main entrance circle drive.
Thank you for your cooperation to ensure convenient patient and family access to our facilities.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND TALKING POINTS
Social distancing is a primary tactic, along with masking and hand hygiene, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is important that we all take responsibility to maintain social distancing in our facilities and on our campus.
Below are some suggested talking points to help address social distancing concerns:
I know it can be a challenge, but it is really important that we try to practice social distancing when possible, for everyone’s safety.
At the elevator: Please remember to limit capacity on the elevator. If you don’t have time to wait, and you are able, the stairs might be a better option (or, “Sometimes, when I’m in a hurry, I find it easier to take the stairs.”)
In the cafeteria: Please remember to spread out, especially when taking off your mask to eat or drink. As health care workers, we have a great opportunity to set an example for others on how to stay safe.
COMMUNITY FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
Each year, UMHS Community Health Services (CHS) offers free Community Flu Vaccination Clinics to reach at-risk adults including uninsured, underinsured, individuals with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, chronic lung and heart disease, pregnant women, people age 65+, and anyone living with or caring for other high risk individuals.
This year, the partnership between Community Health Services, the Program for Multicultural Health, and the UM School of Nursing, will provide free flu vaccines at several community centers and faith-based agencies in a drive-up/walk-up setting.
Non-clinical volunteers are needed to partner with CHS to participate in these clinics.Volunteers will be trained to make sure the flu consent form and the curbside COVID-19 screening tool is filled out completely. They will also give each participants a vaccine information statement. Thirty minutes will be reserved prior to each shift to conduct training and PPE will be provided.
If interested and able to volunteer, please click here to sign up.
EMPLOYEE FLU CLINIC UPDATES
Employees can now sign up for two Saturday drive-up flu shot clinics from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 19 and 26. The clinics are only available for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, and you must bring your badge with you. The drive-up clinic will be at 2705 S. Industrial St., Ann Arbor, MI. A map is available on the registration page.
Additional clinic dates will be announced soon, and employees are encouraged to check the registration page for available timeslots. Registration is required for each clinic.
Also, due to Hurricane Laura, high dose vaccines are in short supply. Additional supplies are expected in the next 1-2 weeks. If you are requesting the high dose vaccine, please reach out to Flu-Occ-Health@umich.edu to determine if it is available for the clinic you are registering for.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FIRE ALARM TESTING
A fire alarm test will be conducted throughout all of University Hospital this Thursday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Due to upgrades to the entire fire alarm system, alarm testing is required in order to comply with the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Due to the nature of the testing for all audible and visual fire alarm devices building-wide, it is necessary for an audible alarm to sound for a full 15 minutes.
Leaders in patient care areas should communication with patients to inform them of the alarm testing. Patient care areas will receive quiet kits, including ear plugs, to distribute to patients to help manage the noise and disruption. Please ensure all patient room doors are closed wherever possible.
A virtual Town Hall will be hosted by Michigan Medicine leaders on Friday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. Topics of discussion will include vaccine clinical trials, COVID-19 surveillance testing, flu shots, and staffing issues.
To join the town hall:
To join via iPhone one-tap:
To join via telephone:
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278
All daily bulletins and policies are posted on Michigan Medicine Headlines athttps://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark the site and refer to it for the most up-to-date information.