May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation rapidly evolving, faculty and staff may have questions regarding general information, protocols, procedures or policies.

COVID-19 at Michigan Medicine by the Numbers – click here to get the latest information on COVID-19 testing and inpatient count.

Here are some frequently asked questions, which will be updated regularly:

FAQS: COVID-19

HR FAQS: COVID-19

Economic Recovery Plan FAQs

Additionally, please take a moment to view these videos from Michigan Medicine leaders about our current situation, and how we are managing and planning care for COVID-19 patients.

May 22 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall – Ramp-Up Plan
May 8 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall – Economic Recovery Plan
April 27 – President Schlissel Message to Michigan Medicine
April 24 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
April 17 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
April 10 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
April 3 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
April 1 – Information on PPE
March 31 – Nursing Staffing Model
March 27 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
March 24 – PPE Surgical & Procedural Care
March 23 – Leadership Video – Keeping Our Employees Safe
March 20 – COVID-19 Employee Town Hall
March 11 – COVID-19: Planning and Response

We are committed to protecting both our patients and employees and keeping them safe.  

If you believe you may have COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 hotline at 734-763-6336, or use an E-Visit to be evaluated by a Michigan Medicine health care provider.

Michigan Medicine Headlines has created this page to serve as a resource for all information and links you may have trouble finding. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for on these web pages, please email coronavirus-info@med.umich.edu and your question will be answered as quickly as possible.

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATES

May 22 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Oxivir Tb to temporarily replace Oxivir, OHS Hotline new hours, Blood Drive at Towsley Center June 10
May 20 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Mask/Face Coverings for Employees, Mask Use for Patients/Families/Visitors, RICU Ramp Down, No PPE Training in Towsley Lobby on Memorial Day, Virtual Town Hall Scheduled for 5/22
May 18 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Town Hall Q&A, Serology Testing Pilot Program, Virtual Town Hall on Friday 5/22, Communications to support Clinical Services Ramp Up, Reinstating Break the Glass for Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 Patients, COVID-19 Update Frequency
May 15 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Entrance Screenings, Mask Reminders, Mask Usage on University Buses, Clarification Regarding COVID-19 Testing Order Panels, Video Link: Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE Town Hall, Philanthropic Support for Employee Recognition, Wellness & Support Continues
May 13 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE Town Hall, COVID-19 Testing Orders in MiChart, Non-Contact Temperature Screening Not Recommended, New Hospital Update, Town Hall Q & A
May 11 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, New “Guide To Seeking Medical Care” Webpage, Reporting Safety Events, Blue Angels Flyover, Link to Join: Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE Town Hall
May 8 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, No On-Site Command Center Staffing this Weekend, Gov. Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Temporary Housing Program Update, Link to Join: Perioperative & Periprocedural COVID-19 Testing and PPE Town Hall
May 7 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Virtual Town Hall Tomorrow, Visitor/Patient Masking, Updated Self-Isolation Recommendations, New Sign: N95/PAPR Needed for High Risk AGPs, Upcoming Town Hall on COVID-19 Testing, PPE
May 6 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, RPAN Testing Now Available, Virtual Town Hall, Story of Hope for Nurses Week, Upcoming Blood Drive
May 5 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, Donor Generosity Paying for Food, T-Shirts, Thank-You Videos, More, Plasma from Recovered COVID-19 Patients, PPE, Special Pathogens Precautions Reminders
May 4 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, No Changes to Visitor Policy, PPE Training Schedule Change, Shuttle Service Update, Additional COVID-19 Resource, Dr. Laraine Washer Instagram Live
May 1 – DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE | Daily Patient Stats, Daily Team Member Testing Stats, No On-Site Command Center Staffing, Pre-Procedural Testing, Updated Universal Masking Guidance, Employee Entrance Reminders, Planning Continues for Employee Testing, Re-instilling patient confidence

April DAILY COVID-19 Archive
March DAILY COVID-19 Archive

Hail To The Front Line

View Messages of Gratitude

Michigan Medicine Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Weekly updates and FAQs
Ambulatory Guidance
Clinical Guidance
Emergency Department Guidance

Michigan Medicine Emails & Headlines Articles

May 15 – U-M plans for safely and gradually resuming activities
April 28 – Extension of ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Order & Update on U-M’s Future Plans
April 27 – Dr. Runge Envisions a ‘New Normal’ for Michigan Medicine

Need to find an older email or article? Check out the archive page: Jan – March Archive

University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine Human Resources

Temporary Furlough or Reduction of Hours Request Form
Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan Medicine Health Blog

Flattening the Curve for COVID-19: What Does It Mean and How Can You Help?
Hail to the Handwashers! A Musical Guide to Handwashing
How to Prepare for COVID-19
Updated Information on COVID-19: What Can You Do to Protect Against Coronavirus
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Should You Be Worried?

Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19

Michigan Medicine Wellness Office
Michigan Medicine Spiritual Care Resources
OHEI Self Care Bingo
Coping Skills and Emotional Well-Being Practices
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (CDC)
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
Navigating the Workplace During COVID-19
Maintain Your Emotional Well-being during COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

What you should know | How it spreads | What to do if you are sick

World Health Organization (WHO)

Travel Advice | Protecting yourself | Global Research

Downloadable Handouts

Michigan Medicine Communications Archive

University of Michigan Public Affairs