SEPT 3: 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
  • EMPLOYEE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABILITY
  • UPDATES TO VISITOR POLICIES
  • PICNIC TABLES NOW OPEN IN UH COURTYARD
  • UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES ON CAMPUS

DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS

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

 TOTAL INPATIENTSTESTED POSITIVEPUI
ADULT880
PEDIATRIC000

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

Symptomatic testing: 3.68%

Asymptomatic testing: 0.81%

Discharges: 710 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. 

TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*

POSITIVE487
TOTAL EMPLOYEES TESTED6,896
TOTAL TESTS9,205

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

POSITIVE325
TOTAL TESTS10,000

* Data from 3/8 through 9/2. 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, 8 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 29 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.

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

EMPLOYEE COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABILITY

Employees experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms should contact Occupational Health Services (OHS) at 734-764-8021 to facilitate screening and testing options. OHS will direct employees that require COVID-19 testing to one of the following testing locations. Please note that OHS must approve and order testing for all sites. Employees should not present to test site without first contacting OHS for direction.

·         Ambulatory Care regional testing site: Monday – Saturday.

·         Adult Emergency Services: Monday – Friday for only those employees that develop symptoms while AT WORK.

·         Adult Emergency Services: Saturday and Sunday. Employees may be directed by OHS to the Adult Emergency Services for COVID-19 testing if the employee has developed symptoms while at work or home. 

The OHS employee COVID-19 call center is staffed seven days per week from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Calls received after 5 p.m. will be returned the following morning. Employees should leave a detailed message with call-back information when calling the OHS call center after hours  

The OHS call center will be staffed Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. to support employee screening and direct COVID-19 testing as applicable.     

UPDATES TO VISITOR POLICIES

Thank you to all of our staff for the continued support of our patients and their visitors during this difficult time.

While the visitor restriction policy remains in place, we recognize the constraints that many parents/caregivers have now that many schools and day cares are not available, and do not want to delay patient care. Please make note of the updates below:

Ambulatory clinics: One visitor (16 years old or older) can accompany each adult patient to an appointment, unless an additional aide or assistant is required. If a patient presents with a child(ren) due to day care/schooling closures, the child(ren) should be roomed with the patient.

One primary caregiver is allowed to accompany each pediatric patient to an appointment, unless an additional aide or assistant is required. While siblings are discouraged from attending, due to day care/school closures, they may stay with their family unit.

Adult inpatients: One visitor is allowed each day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Please note, adult patients with developmental delays/significant cognitive impairments will be allowed to have one visitor remain bedside around the clock (where this one visitor ensures safety and is considered essential to the patient’s care).

9C patients: May have a visitor upon patient request. COVID+/PUI: No visitors allowed (except for end-of-life care).

Pediatric inpatients: Allowed up to two adult primary caregivers who can remain bedside for neonatal and pediatric patients. COVID+/PUI patients are allowed one adult primary caregiver, who must remain in the patient’s room.

PICNIC TABLES NOW OPEN IN UH COURTYARD

New picnic tables have been added to the courtyard at University Hospital. The tables will be wiped down and disinfected regularly by Environmental Services and are a safer, open-air option for faculty, staff and patients to eat. 

They will be available until the second week in November, when they will be placed into storage for the winter months.

Please remember to limit the size of groups who congregate near the tables and practice social distancing at all times. Additionally, please utilize the trash cans near the tables to dispose of your refuse.

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES ON CAMPUS

The need for blood during the COVID-19 pandemic remains vital.

Michigan Medicine employees will have multiple opportunities to donate at upcoming blood drives hosted in Towsley Center or NCRC by the American Red Cross.

The events will take place on the following days:

·         Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby (open to employees and med students only)

·         Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby (open to employees and med students only)

·         Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., NCRC, Building 18, Room G064 (open to the public)

·         Thursday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Towsley Lobby (open to employees and med students only)

Drives have been filling up fast, so it is recommended that individuals make an appointment as soon as possible. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Click here for details about donating or volunteering at the drives. And check out this website to learn about all the precautions the Red Cross is taking to keep their blood drives safe during COVID-19.

Still have questions?

We are also posting all daily 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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