Sharing this video is an easy way to remind others in Iowa City of the importance of face coverings.
Today's COVID-19 Updates
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
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.
And, just like that, another month flew by. Take a look back at last month’s top-performing feature stories.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and share why you #MaskUpIA.
Other news and updates
- Virtual Science Thursday: musical performance from Stacy Webster, noon to 1 p.m. today, via Facebook
- Due to the holiday, there will be no Noon News tomorrow, July 3. Noon News will resume as normal Monday, July 6.
- There is no CAMBUS service on Friday, July 3. Faculty and staff Night Weekend (NW) parking privileges can be used during the holiday. Email email@example.com or call (319) 335-1475 with questions.
- Crane to sit near the Fountain Entrance circle drive, 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, roadway will remain open and entry/screening will be unaffected
- Reminder: Use only dedicated locations for staff drop-off and pick-up
- Reminder: A new safety incident reporting system is now available to replace Patient Safety Net (PSN).
Outside UI Health Care
Iowa City Community School District board members discussed in-person, at home, and hybrid models for K-12 students, The Daily Iowan reports.
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.
The Botswana government is testing samples from the dead elephants, but is yet to determine a cause of death, CNN reports.
Uber extended an indefinite requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask, Reuters reports.
King is the third former Iowa football player to be named to the team so far, The Daily Iowan reports.
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