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Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

Today’s tip

Tired of being tired? Try the Refresh Smartphone App for a better night’s sleep.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

Reminder: Changes to our face covering guidelines effective today

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 18 yesterday, 522 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 27 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results*: 19% yesterday, 18% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)**: 6 yesterday, 539 to date
Telehealth screenings***: 204 yesterday, 46,662 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Keeping you in The Loop

Standing at the ready: A peek inside the ILI Clinic

With nearly 40,000 visits since opening in March, the UI Hospitals & Clinics Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Clinic’s efficient workflows and expert staff suggest years of planning.

In her own words: Women in internal medicine

In recognition of the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month, the Department of Internal Medicine asked a number of women faculty members for their thoughts on the subject.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Not sure which personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear and when? View our graphic to make sure you’re properly outfitted with the correct PPE.
  • If you’re concerned about having symptoms of COVID-19, call ahead to the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631. Read more on The Loop’s COVID-19 page under employee health.

Social shout out

“To all of you friends at UIHC I send you my thanks for your hard work!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

We’re one week into our annual employee flu vaccination campaign. Have you received your flu vaccination yet?

View this video from CEO Suresh Gunasekaran to learn why this year, getting vaccinated is more important than ever.

Epic: What's New

See the Epic Status Report for Sept. 29, 2020, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Service InterruptionWednesday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. for 60 seconds

Epic Upgrade

  • Practice Environment
  • Downtime Preparations
  • Freeze Dates and Workflow Limitations


  • Annual Diagnosis Database Upgrade Oct. 1

Epic Education Resources

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

UI chemists study environmental safety, health effects of nanotechnology

The University of Iowa has received renewed funding as part of Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, Iowa Now reports.

Meet the new namesake of Johnson County

Lulu Merle Johnson is one of the university’s most accomplished Black graduates, Iowa Now reports.

Cool, breezy, and a side of showers today

Cool air has settled into place behind yesterday’s cold front across eastern Iowa, CBS2 reports.

2 new California wildfires burn nearly 10,000 acres in a day and force evacuations

In California—where more than 3.6 million acres have burned this year—two new wildfires grew by nearly 10,000 acres in one day, CNN reports.

Space bubbles ease New York restaurant troubles

Space bubbles are frothing up business at a New York bistro, offering fresh air in safe capsules on sidewalks for customers on guard against the coronavirus, Reuters reports.

Iowa golf teams enjoying improvements to Finkbine

A lot has changed at Finkbine Golf Course since last fall, and the Hawkeye golf programs are enjoying the transformation, The Daily Iowan reports.

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