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Today's COVID-19 Updates
Main campus staff: Changes to Main Entrance and Fountain Lobby entrances
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
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.
As the month of May comes to an end, here’s a look back on some the amazing stories happening across UI Health Care.
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.
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
- Due to a critical shortage, the DeGowin Blood Center will be open tomorrow for O-Negative and O-Positive whole blood donors. To schedule an appointment, please call 356-2058 or visit uihc.org/degowin.
- The Elevator F bank is next up for replacement. All four cabs of Elevator F will be closed beginning tomorrow, on all levels.
- Nursing Graduate Program career guidance session: 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, via Zoom
- HCIS will change the prompt to enter a long distance authorization code on Monday, June 1. Questions? Contact the Help Desk at 319-356-0001.
- The Department of Nursing will transition to a new CE credit management system, CloudCME® on Monday, June 1. Here are instructions on how to complete the necessary steps for the CloudCME® transition.
- The Carver College of Medicine is seeking nominations of MD students to be inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Gold Humanism Honor Society. Submit nominations by July 26.
- The Hardin Library building may be closed, but staff, services, and resources are available virtually. Hardin staff are happy to answer your questions by email or chat, or to meet with you via Zoom.
Outside UI Health Care
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.
Drier, cooler air has settled into eastern Iowa and will remain through the weekend, CBS2 reports.
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.
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.
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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