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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Today’s tip

Did you know we have a how-to guide on how to clean the high-touch items and surfaces we encounter daily? Check it out.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

New: Construction along For the Kids Way, traffic flow changes

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 19 yesterday, 370 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 19 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 8% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 1 yesterday, 305 to date
Telehealth screenings: 212 yesterday, 32,238 to date

Keeping you in The Loop

Always work to be done: How valet supervisors are still making a difference

Though valet services at UI Hospitals & Clinics are temporarily suspended, Guest Services supervisors Mike Andrew, Doug Krutsinger, Paul Sanders, and Josh Vanden Berg are still hard at work.

Rotator cuff surgery ends Chris’s shoulder pain so he can enjoy being a grandfather

Using a less-invasive arthroscopic technique, UI Sports Medicine surgeon Brian Wolf, MD, repaired Chris’s shoulder so he could return to living the life he loves.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

Social shout-out

“I am so proud of the University of Iowa. They are all 1st rate in my book.”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Thank you to all the crews working tirelessly to clean up our UI Health Care campus following the severe storm on Monday.

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

Performing arts at UI to take a new, socially distanced approach this fall

As a result of COVID-19, performing arts classes and performances at the UI will consist of a hybrid of online and in-person learning this semester, The Daily Iowan reports.

‘All hands on deck effort’ to restore power

Crews will work to restore power to places like nursing homes, then on to neighborhoods with large amounts of customers, then businesses and then individuals, KCRG reports.

Linn County Public Health reminds residents about generator safety

The Linn County Public Health Department has reminders for any residents using portable generators to help power refrigerators and lights, KWWL reports.

‘Extremely serious’ train derailment in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland, following heavy rain and a landslip in the region, with initial reports of serious injuries, CNN reports.

Zach Johnson named PGA Tour’s 2020 Payne Stewart Award recipient

Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson was surprised, emotional, and “absolutely speechless” at the news that he is the 2020 recipient of the PGA Tour’s Payne Stewart Award, CBS2 reports.

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