October 15: 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
- U-M CAMPUS TESTING
- EMPLOYEE COVID-19 TESTING
- SWEEPING YOUR AREA FOR STERILE INSTRUMENTS IN PEEL PACKS
- WATER MAIN AND TUNNEL REPAIR PROJECT ON MAIN MEDICAL CAMPUS
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYEE FLU VACCINATIONS
- LEADERS TO HOST TOWN HALL ON FRIDAY
- PATIENT FLU CLINIC ADDED AT EAST ANN ARBOR
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: 4.41%
Asymptomatic testing: 0.44%
Discharges: 786 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 3 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*
|TOTAL EMPLOYEES TESTED||8,903|
* Data from 3/10 through 10/14. 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 10/14. 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, 103 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 96 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
Michigan Medicine employees that have COVID-19-related symptoms must contact OHS for COVID-19/illness screening and to report outside COVID-19 test results.
The OHS employee COVID-19 call center is open Sunday to Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Employees calling outside of OHS call center hours can leave a voicemail with their contact information. An OHS representative will follow up first thing the next day.
OHS must approve all employee COVID-19 testing at the ambulatory care testing sites or ED locations. Employees SHOULD NOT report to the ED for COVID-19 testing without OHS approval unless they feel it is a medical emergency.
SWEEPING YOUR AREA FOR STERILE INSTRUMENTS IN PEEL PACKS
The organization has identified a number of peel packs in circulation found to be missing the integrator, a visual marker inside the peel pack that assures instruments contained are sterile. All instruments in peel packs and trays use four indicators to identify them as sterile:
· An integrator, located inside the peel pack itself
· A load label sticker on the outside of the peel pack, tying the item back to the batch it was processed in, which contained a biologic marker to check the whole batch for sterility
· Visual indicators printed on the peel packaging that change color when sterilized
· External indicator tape on the blue wrap that signifies via color change that the item has been properly sterilized
In addition to missing integrators, we need to check all peel pack instrument packages for any rusted instruments, staining or torn packaging.
We ask that all areas using peel packs and other sterilized equipment review the attached guide to determine if they have non-compliant items on their shelves. Non-compliant items should be held aside, bagged and tagged with the issue. Once that is completed, please page 2574 for the items to be picked up and brought to CSPD for further examination.
We ask that you review all items in your inventory by Nov. 15 to expedite the removal of non-compliant items from shelves. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please contact Jania Torreblanca (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
WATER MAIN AND TUNNEL REPAIR PROJECT ON MAIN MEDICAL CAMPUS
Please be advised that a water main replacement and tunnel repair work is scheduled to take place on the main medical campus next week.
Here are some things to note:
- The exterior staircase along the south side of the Med Sci Building I C-Wing is now closed and the Emergency Exit from the SE corner of Level 3 is now routed to the north and east.
- Access to the east side of the Med Sci I stair/elevator tower at Level 2 will be maintained at all times.
- There will be no access to the medical center sidewalk system from the doors on the west side of the CVC building.
- This setup is anticipated to be in place until approximately late November.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYEE FLU VACCINATIONS
Under the Michigan Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy, employees who are on-site and working remotely must receive a flu shot by Dec. 1, 2020 or receive a declination or exemption. More information is available here, and team members can make an appointment by visiting the flu clinic registration page. Registration is required for each clinic.
Please note, you MUST make an appointment and then arrive at your appointment time in order to receive a vaccination. Employees must also practice social distancing at all times while at the flu clinics. This will help keep the clinics as safe as possible for those receiving and administering the vaccinations. Thank you for your cooperation.
LEADERS TO HOST TOWN HALL ON FRIDAY
Leaders will be hosting a virtual Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Topics discussed will include updates on COVID-19 resurgence planning, Family Care Committee recommendations, September financials, and Anti-Racism Oversight Committee work.
To join the Town Hall, click here:
To join via iPhone one-tap:
To join via telephone:
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 924 7826 5278
PATIENT FLU CLINIC ADDED AT EAST ANN ARBOR
Patients can now get flu vaccines at East Ann Arbor. A flu clinic will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.
Patients should call the clinic, their Michigan Medicine physician or utilize the patient portal in order to schedule an appointment.
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.