October 8: COVID-19 UPDATE

October 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
  • NO CHANGES TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT MICHIGAN MEDICINE
  • GUIDELINES FOLLOWING DEATH OF COVID-POSITIVE PATIENT
  • REMINDER: UNIVERSAL SKILLS TRAINING
  • GET YOUR FLU SHOT BY DEC. 1

DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS

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

 TOTAL INPATIENTSTESTED POSITIVEPUI
ADULT14140
PEDIATRIC000

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

Symptomatic testing: 2.45%

Asymptomatic testing: 0.35%

Discharges: 769 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*

POSITIVE546
TOTAL EMPLOYEES TESTED8,601
TOTAL TESTS12,322

* Data from 3/10 through 10/7. 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*

POSITIVE566
TOTAL TESTS26,235

* Data from 3/8 through 10/7. 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, 76 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.

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

NO CHANGES TO SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT MICHIGAN MEDICINE

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, social distancing and a re-emphasis on hand hygiene were implemented due to scientific evidence and continue to be required behaviors while on the Michigan Medicine campus and remote locations. These policies have not changed.

Additionally, the State Health Department issued an emergency public health order on Oct. 5 requiring masks as well as other requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please continue to escalate non-compliance with masking through your regular channels.

GUIDELINES FOLLOWING DEATH OF COVID-POSITIVE PATIENT

All patients confirmed or suspected of being COVID-19-positive who die are to be reported to the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office. Call 734-615-5455 to report the death. Positive COVID-19 status shall also be documented on the Death Notice and Body Release Form.

The Provider (MD, NP, PA) is to complete the death paperwork (permission for autopsy, death notice and body release form) with the next of kin (NOK). If NOK is not at bedside, the Telephone Consent Line (734-936-5087) MUST be utilized to obtain a legal consent. DPOA-H becomes invalid at time of death. Provider shall page social work to ensure family receives post mortem support and information.

REMINDER: 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-C90239. The deadline for completion is Nov. 30, 2020.  For any additional questions, please contact HRO-Training@med.umich.edu.

GET YOUR FLU SHOT BY DEC. 1

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.

Don’t forget, 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.

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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