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Friday, April 3, 2020

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 inpatients: 6 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 11% yesterday, 7% to date
Telehealth screenings: 201 yesterday, 5,295 to date


Today's COVID-19 Updates

New: UI Hospitals & Clinics provides virtual hospital for patients with COVID-19 recovering at home

New: Team effort brings new IV protocol for C-19 patients

Notice: Temporary pharmacy closures for Lower Level Pomerantz Family Pavilion and North Dodge

Event: Carver College of Medicine COVID-19 forum on Monday on medical education

Telework: Skype Enterprise Voice available to call patients; recipient will see hospital number

Keeping you in The Loop

We stand together, safely: How to social distance within UI Health Care

This video shows you how a few steps can go a long way. Plus, if someone is standing a bit to close, just say, “I say it because I care: six feet apart.”

Community offers heartfelt support for our staff with donations of PPE

After a request for personal-protective equipment (PPE) was made last week, generous donations from individuals, companies, organizations, and more than 150 UI departments have shown we stand as one community against this pandemic.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Reminder: Avoid walking in pairs and groups. You should try to be at least six feet apart from others. This helps to model positive social distancing behaviors to our patients.
  • “We Stand Together” yard signs will be available at 4 p.m. today, at the entrances and exits for our employees working the weekend.
  • The Rooftop Cafe has temporarily closed, and the Fourth Floor Salon has suspended in-person retail and cosmetology services. Call the salon at 319-356-1996 during regular business hours for a patient amenity or retail product.
  • Use our telehealth video visit service to get your flu or COVID-19 symptoms checked out from home.

Today's tip

Providers, consider sanitizing your workstation (desk, keyboard, phone, etc.) at the beginning and end of your clinics. Every effort helps!

We Stand Together

Download a coloring sheet for you or the kids!

Other news and reminders

Outside UI Health Care

Parents help kids learn from home as school closures are extended

With schools in Iowa closed until April 30, an Iowa City parent tries to help her children stay on top of their classwork—even though she’s not required to do so, The Daily Iowan reports.

Oregon veteran celebrates 104th birthday after coronavirus recovery

An Oregon veteran has overcome his battle with coronavirus, and he was able to celebrate his 104th birthday as a result, KCRG reports.

Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle named to Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America team

Doyle is the fourth Hawkeye in program history to earn the honor, The Daily Iowan reports.

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