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Patient portal can now be used for COVID-19 testing eligibility

January 17, 2022

Michigan Medicine, U-M Ann Arbor, U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint employees and U-M health professions students in the medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy schools may now use the MyUofMHealth patient portal to assess their eligibility for a U-M employee COVID-19 test. If they are eligible, most employees and health professions students will be able to schedule their COVID-19 test through MyUofMHealth immediately after completing the assessment without needing to contact Occupational Health Services (OHS). The MyUofMHealth patient portal is the preferred option for symptomatic U-M workforce members to access COVID-19 testing. Workforce members who are unable to access the portal…

Zoom backgrounds now available to express gratitude for your colleagues

January 17, 2022

To help complement new yard signs that express gratitude for all faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine, new Zoom backgrounds are now available for download. Click here to access the backgrounds, which you can use to recognize all of your colleagues for the hard work and dedication they have shown throughout the pandemic. Thank you for all you do and will continue to do at Michigan Medicine!

Update: Jan. 12 power outage

January 17, 2022

On Jan. 12, 2022 at approximately 8:30 a.m., facilities was performing routine scheduled maintenance on the electrical power at the North Campus Administrative Services Building main data center.  During the transition of electrical power from one redundant power source to the other, the main circuit breaker tripped open, immediately cutting off all power including emergency back up to the data center machine floor. The circuit breaker has been replaced and a new unit has been fully tested. This incident did not involve the backup power feeds or backup generators. These redundant systems exist in case we lose power from DTE. Instead,…

Week in Review: Free gift for employees; what’s in your chuck-it bucket — and more!

January 14, 2022

https://youtu.be/hED7JwazlcQ It’s Friday! And while the recent surge of COVID-19 meant there was a lot of news shared in Headlines this week, the newsletter managed to have a little fun too. That’s because readers learned about a gift of gratitude they can receive from the organization in honor of National Thank You Month, and your colleagues shared what they are leaving behind in 2021 in order to make 2022 a better year. Find those stories and much more as part of the Headlines Week in Review! All Michigan Medicine team members to receive gift of gratitude All faculty and staff…

Useful resource to know: Occupational Health Services website

January 14, 2022

All Michigan Medicine employees are encouraged to go to the Occupational Health Services website for information related to reporting COVID-19 symptoms and positive test results, FAQs, an employee tip sheet and other pertinent information about work-related restrictions, etc. The site is being updated regularly and should be referenced before calling OHS as your questions may often be answered there instead of calling the clinic. Bookmark the website for future reference.

Virtual Town Hall set for Feb. 1 for COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists

January 14, 2022

Michigan Medicine is requesting applications for The COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS). The FRCS program provides support for research supplements to clinical and translational scientists at the time of a caregiving crisis to: 1) advance clinical and translational research in an inclusive way, 2) enable recipients to repurpose their time so their research can continue, and 3) validate rather than reinforce stigma around caregiving in clinical and translational research.  Nine applicants will be selected to receive $100,000 (funds must be used by Sept. 30, 2023). The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2022. More detailed information and eligibility…

TheRide announces winter service schedule

January 13, 2022

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has announced that effective Jan. 23, TheRide will be implementing its winter service schedule. Updates to service have been made to improve on-time performance and service reliability, and to better align with school start and end times. TheRide continues to also operate on reduced schedules due to workforce availability.  The updates to service that begin Jan. 23 will affect the following routes: Route 23 Plymouth: Routing changeRoute 32 Miller-Maple: Schedule changeRoute 46 Paint Creek: Schedule changeRoute 61 U-M Miller: Routing and schedule changeRoute 65 U-M Downtown-Green: Schedule changeRoute 66 Carpenter-Huron Parkway: Schedule change  TheRide…

Guidance on isolation following a positive COVID-19 test

January 12, 2022

In response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as a result of large numbers of employee absences due to COVID-19 infection, Michigan Medicine is updating “return to work” guidelines for employees who test positive for COVID-19.  The updated guidance, which was created in consultation with our Infection Prevention and Occupational Health Services teams, is included below. As of today, Jan. 12, Michigan Medicine is reducing the isolation period from 10 days to 7 days for employees who test positive for COVID-19. A negative test is NOT required prior to returning to work. What this…

Change to visitor policy in adult hospital

January 12, 2022

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, effective today, Jan. 12, visitors will temporarily not be allowed in our adult hospitals and in our adult inpatient units. Some exceptions will be made for certain patients with disabilities or special needs when a visitor is required for safety and is considered essential to the patient’s care. Please see PolicyStat for the most recent visitor policy.   Visitors are also required to wear hospital-provided medical masks at all times in our facilities. Masks must cover the nose, mouth and chin completely. Children may be allowed to wear a face…