Sept 16: COVID-19 UPDATE

September 20, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Announcements

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
  • FIRE ALARM TESTING POSTPONED
  • VIRTUAL TOWN HALL COMING FRIDAY
  • EMPLOYEE FLU CLINIC UPDATES

DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS

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

 TOTAL INPATIENTSTESTED POSITIVEPUI
ADULT15141
PEDIATRIC000

COVID-19 Patient Percent Positivity (7 day moving average)

Symptomatic testing: 2.64%

Asymptomatic testing: 0.51%

Discharges: 732 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 4 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*

POSITIVE512
TOTAL EMPLOYEES TESTED7,366
TOTAL TESTS10,266

* Data from 3/10 through 9/16. 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*

POSITIVE386
TOTAL TESTS13,520

* Data from 3/8 through 9/16. 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, 14 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 58 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.

More COVID-19 related campus information available at: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/

FIRE ALARM TESTING POSTPONED

Please be advised that the fire alarm testing scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17 at University Hospital is being postponed. A new date for the testing has not yet been determined, but it will take place on a Sunday morning. More information will be sent out when the revised schedule is determined. 

ORGANIZATION INCREASES INPATIENT REHAB CAPACITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP AT ST. JOSEPH MERCY CHELSEA

Michigan Medicine is expanding the reach of its Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) expertise through the organization’s joint venture with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC). On Sept. 15, SJMC opened the newly-expanded inpatient rehabilitation unit which will increase from an initial six beds to an eventual capacity of 24 beds. Combined with the transitioning of University Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation facility on 6A from 32 to 16 beds, the partnership with SJMC will result in an incremental increase of eight beds, for a total of 40 inpatient rehab beds between the two locations.

On the new unit at SJMC, Michigan Medicine doctors and neuropsychologists will provide clinical care and physician oversight. PM&R residents will also take rotations in Chelsea.

Click here for more information.

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL COMING FRIDAY 

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:

https://umich-health.zoom.us/j/92478265278?pwd=SGVvMk1NeHZISlUyRlVZNUFxWkNldz09

Password: 657670

To join via iPhone one-tap:

    US: +13017158592,,92478265278# 

To join via telephone:

    Dial: +1 301 715 8592 

    Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278

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 Sept. 19 and Sept. 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@med.umich.edu to determine if it is available for the clinic you are registering for.  

Still have questions?

We are also posting all bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines athttps://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark that site and refer to it for the most up-to-date information.

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