High COVID-19 transmission rates

November 18, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The state of Michigan is reporting greater than 9,000 cases per day with a positivity rate of more than 16%. Michigan Medicine is experiencing a positivity rate of 13.4% in symptomatic people and an asymptomatic positivity rate of 2.5%. 

It is critical that everyone follow the COVID-19 prevention strategies to reduce virus transmission. Currently, faculty and staff are at high risk of exposure, which could have significant impacts to the overall workforce.

Please do your part to ensure a safe workplace environment:

  • When eating, drinking and taking breaks, maintain social distance of six feet from others that are not masked, even when fully vaccinated.
  • Wear eye protection in addition to a mask for all patient care.
  • Comply with both COVID-19 and influenza vaccination policies.

Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our patients and for each other.