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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Today’s tip

Reminder: Now is the time to make your benefit elections for 2021.

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 21 yesterday, 660 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 2 yesterday, 36 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results*: 20% yesterday, 18% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported)**: 12 yesterday, 686 to date
Telehealth screenings***: 391 yesterday, 55,446 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Keeping you in The Loop

Burn patient’s father: Jamie Cady ‘will be forever in our hearts’

After his daughter was severely burned, one Iowa father was terrified. Then Jamie Cady, RN, entered his daughter’s room.

Holtz: Driven to protect public health*

Originally desiring a career in surgery, Timothy Holtz graduated from the UI Carver College of Medicine and began considering a career with more global influence.

*Note: Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark Bernat and fellow musicians perform fifth at-home concert

Project Art Director Mark Bernat and his family perform their fifth at-home concert to provide some healing music for everyone during this time.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Did you know that you can help keep our campus safe by using a new, disposable cup when grabbing a drink at a water fountain or cooler? Help encourage others to do so as well by downloading a reminder from our We Stand for Safety Hub.
  • Please eat in designated break rooms or cafeterias. Keeping food out of clinical work spaces is one way to keep our campus clean and safe.

Social shout out

“I am a proud Iowan every time I see the amazing work being done at UIHC!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

With 153 respiratory therapists and staff, the Department of Respiratory Care provides essential services across UI Health Care. Respiratory care staff are also on the frontlines caring for critically ill patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Thank you to all respiratory care personnel for supporting our patients and organization.

Do you know someone in the Department of Respiratory Care who is doing outstanding work? Pay it forward by sharing their story.

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

University of Iowa Libraries launching peer monitor program to promote mask compliance

The Main Library on the UI campus launched a campaign to communicate to and monitor students’ compliance with COVID-19 mask-wearing protocols, The Daily Iowan reports.

Halloween store sees best sales numbers in years despite COVID-19 pandemic

Spirit Halloween Manager Erica Foster said that customers seem to be following what local health officials are recommending and will not take part in traditional trick-or-treating, KCRG reports.

NASA and SpaceX targeting Nov. 14 for next crewed launch to ISS

In just a few weeks, NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a diverse crew of astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Crew Dragon spacecraft’s first operational flight, ABC News reports.

Iowa soccer breaks ground on operations facility

On the back of rising success in recent seasons, the Iowa soccer program announced plans for a new soccer operations facility that would be ready at the start of the fall 2021 season, The Daily Iowan reports.


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