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Friday, May 29, 2020

Today’s tip

Do you have direct contact with patients or work in a patient-facing area? If so, remember you should wear a medical-grade face mask in addition to your face shield. Read more about required PPE.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

Main campus staff: Changes to Main Entrance and Fountain Lobby entrances

Reminder: Resuming regular parking operations Monday

COVID-19 by the numbers

C-19 adult inpatients: 20 yesterday, 203 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 10 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 3% yesterday, 12% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 0 yesterday, 90 to date
Telehealth screenings: 102 yesterday, 14,779 to date

Keeping you in The Loop

New ad campaign highlights UI Health Care’s safe, expert care

Watch our new TV ad and learn about our campaign to remind Iowans that our hospitals and clinics are open, safe, and ready to care for them.

In case you missed it: May’s top stories

As the month of May comes to an end, here’s a look back on some the amazing stories happening across UI Health Care.

One step ahead

The centerpiece of Jason Wilken’s lab looks a bit like a fashion show runway. Long and low to the ground, a platform stretches from one side of the lab to the other. Above the platform, black scaffolding provides perches for 12 tiny cameras. And that’s where the comparison to haute couture ends.

How to safely shop at farmers markets during the pandemic

In this Food Network article, Theresa Brennan, MD, shares how to protect yourself, fellow shoppers, and farmers at your local market.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Reminder: Users of N95 respirators must not wear lipstick or other makeup when wearing an N95 respirator. Doing so will contaminate the inside of the respirator, rendering it unable to be decontaminated. View more details on N95 respirators.
  • Nominate a Health Care Hero: Do you know a UI Health Care employee who has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or have you heard a story of resiliency that you just had to share with someone? We’d love to collect these stories about our health care heroes.

Social shout out

“Thankful I live in this area where miracles happen @uihealthcare!!!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Mike Brownlee, PharmD, chief pharmacy officer, finds that staying active helps him stay resilient.

“I like to play sports, primarily with my boys. Shooting hoops is therapeutic.”

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Area Chinese Association starts ‘Food of Love’ to give back to food pantries, front lines

Despite losing business during the pandemic, Chinese Restaurants in Iowa City are still doing their part to give back and help others through the pandemic, KWWL reports.

Brief break from humidity and rain this weekend

Drier, cooler air has settled into eastern Iowa and will remain through the weekend, CBS2 reports.

Minneapolis police station set ablaze as protests spread over George Floyd’s death

Fire ravaged the 3rd Precinct police building in Minneapolis last night as thousands of people jammed downtown streets on the third night of furious protests, NPR reports.

North Carolina hospital turns to drones to aid COVID-19 response

Outside Charlotte, North Carolina, drones that resemble tiny airplanes are being loaded with personal protective equipment and launched into the skies to help a local hospital, CNN reports.

Iowa and Iowa State preparing for fans to attend football games

The 2020 football season is 100 days away for both Iowa and Iowa State, and both athletic directors are confident there will be a season, KCRG reports.

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