OCTOBER 6: 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
- PROTOCOLS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
- FLU SHOT REMINDER AND ADDITIONAL CLINIC AT BRIGHTON
- UNIVERSAL SKILLS TRAINING
- PRE-ADMISSION TESTING CLARIFICATION
- NO CHANGES TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS
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: 2.51%
Asymptomatic testing: 0.27%
Discharges: 764 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.
Deaths and hospice: Since March 10, Michigan Medicine hospitals have had 126 total deaths or discharges to hospice, 1 in the last 24 hours.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/10 through 10/5. 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 10/5. 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, 29 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 71 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.
More COVID-19 related campus information available at: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/
PROTOCOLS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
When a workforce member tests positive for COVID-19, certain steps must be taken by the workforce member and their supervisor to ensure that potentially exposed individuals are notified. Contact tracing for workforce members who test positive for COVID-19 is facilitated by Infection Prevention & Epidemiology. As a reminder, any workforce member who tests positive for COVID-19 outside of Occupational Health Services/Michigan Medicine must contact OHS at (734) 764-8021 to report their results. Additional information can be found at by clicking here.
FLU SHOT REMINDER AND ADDITIONAL CLINIC AT BRIGHTON
Under Michigan Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy, employees who are on-site and working remotely must receive of 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.
An additional employee flu clinic has been added for Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. The clinic is open to employees only, including those who may live near the clinic and still need to get their vaccine. Sign up for this, and other clinics, by clicking here.
UNIVERSAL SKILLS TRAINING
All faculty and staff who did not complete an in-person High Reliability Universal Skills training prior to March 12, 2020 should complete the training online, now available on MLearning as course SAFE-C90230. The deadline for completion is Nov. 30, 2020. For any additional questions, please contact HRO-Training@med.umich.edu.
PRE-ADMISSION TESTING CLARIFICATION
Patients require a new COVID-19 test for each admission. This is true even if a patient is readmitted soon after discharge.
Once admitted, a patient does not require a new COVID-19 test, even for planned procedures unless new symptoms concerning for COVID develop. If they refuse admission testing and are asymptomatic, then they will be maintained in standard precautions, but all Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) will be performed under Special Pathogen Precautions. If the patient has symptoms and refuses admission testing, then they must be maintained under Special Pathogen Precautions. For additional information, please refer to Inpatient COVID-19 Testing Information.
NO CHANGES TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS
In light of the recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling on the governor’s emergency powers during COVID-19, Michigan Medicine is not making any changes to existing safety protocols that were instituted during the pandemic. Safety precautions, such as masking and social distancing, were implemented due to scientific evidence and will continue as required behaviors while on the Michigan Medicine campus and remote locations. Additional public health guidance is anticipated from state, county, and city health officials and Michigan Medicine will continue to evaluate new data and information.
Weekly bulletins and policies are posted on Michigan Medicine Headlines at https://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark this site and refer to it for the most up-to-date information.