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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Today’s tip

Sharing this video is an easy way to remind others in Iowa City of the importance of face coverings.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

Update: Hills Bank will reopen in Fountain Lobby on Monday, July 6

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 13 yesterday, 256 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 12 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 15% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 9 yesterday, 182 to date
Telehealth screenings: 365 yesterday, 20,344 to date

Keeping you in The Loop

What you need to know about staying safe from COVID-19 during the 4th of July weekend

The 4th of July often brings warm weather, sunny skies, fireworks, and barbecues. Instead, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality for us locally is that the community transmission of COVID-19 is the highest we’ve ever seen. That’s why we’re reminding you that safety looks a bit different this year, too.

In case you missed it: June’s top stories

And, just like that, another month flew by. Take a look back at last month’s top-performing feature stories.

EMHA student Priscilla Marlar combines leadership lessons, pharmacy research to tackle COVID-19

In a recent Q&A, Priscilla Marlar, senior pharmacy technician, reflects on how she’s weaving new skills learned in the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA) program into her current work fighting COVID-19.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • If patients are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms, they may call 319-384-9010 or schedule a video visit through MyChart. Employees should call the University Employee Health Clinic at 319-356-3631.
  • 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.

Social shout out

“That’s what the UI Children’s Hospital is best at! We all make amazing new friends, who then turn into family members!!” 

–@uichildrens Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Marin Schweizer, PhD, rocks her face shield to help protect herself and those around her! Post a picture of yourself wearing a mask (or shield) on social media and use the hashtag #MaskUpIA to show how you keep yourself and others safe. Or, email your photo to and share why you #MaskUpIA.

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Community School District Board discusses four models for returning to school

Iowa City Community School District board members discussed in-person, at home, and hybrid models for K-12 students, The Daily Iowan reports.

Field of Dreams game on schedule, but with new matchup

The planned Major League Baseball game at the Field of Dreams on August 13 will now feature the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox, KCRG reports.

More than 360 elephants die from mysterious causes in Botswana

The Botswana government is testing samples from the dead elephants, but is yet to determine a cause of death, CNN reports.

Uber extends mask requirement for drivers, riders; launches new campaign

Uber extended an indefinite requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask, Reuters reports.

Former Iowa cornerback Desmond King named to BTN All-Decade Team

King is the third former Iowa football player to be named to the team so far, The Daily Iowan reports.

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