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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Today's COVID-19 Updates

C-19 adult inpatients: 14 yesterday, 288 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 13 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 7% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 2 yesterday, 234 to date
Telehealth screenings: 352 yesterday, 24,035 to date

COVID-19 by the numbers

Keeping you in The Loop

Epi Explains: How can you help end the epidemic?

The second video in our Epi Explains series features infectious disease expert Mike Edmond, MD, who explains how we can all help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Providing efficiency: A peek at how the CDI team is improving documentation efforts

While clinical documentation may seem mundane, it’s a critical component of providing quality health care—just ask Drew Aude, MHA, senior financial analyst for the Department of Neurosurgery.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Did you know that we have several dedicated face shield cleaning stations throughout our campus? We also have signage and instructions available to designate a shield cleaning location for your unit or clinic, available on our We Stand for Safety Hub.
  • Several COVID-19 informational resources—including our MyChart video visit page—are available on for our community, including translated copy in Arabic, French, Spanish, Swahili, and Mandarin.

Social shout out

“When your child calls them their ‘other mom’ you know you’re in the right place. If a hospital has to be our second home, we choose you @uichildrens.”

–@uichildrens Twitter mention #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Karen McGuire, nurse manager in the Pain Management Clinic, is always ensuring staff and patient safety through constant reminders to social distance, cleaning our work stations daily, wearing our masks and shields at all times, donning appropriate PPE, and much more. She does all of this in the friendliest manner and it is important that she knows this does not go unappreciated! She is always there for her team to reassure us all that we are safe coming into work. Thanks Karen!

Other news and updates

Outside UI Health Care

Face masks, temp checks, and a new way of serving lunch: More details about reopening schools in Iowa City

Interim Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Matt Degner and members of the district’s Return to Learn Plan team offered more details on how schools will reopen in the fall, Little Village Magazine reports.

Around 20 local schools still have mascots with Native American names

Some groups are hoping the change at the professional level changes minds at the local and regional level as well, KCRG reports.

Strong storms, heavy rain possible today

A strong cold front will slide through the area late afternoon bringing a risk of strong storms capable of large hail and damaging wind gusts, CBS2 reports.

The pandemic’s most visited site was built in a day

If the year 2020 is good for anything, it’s the lesson that during a crisis, anyone who builds a better mousetrap will find the world beating a path to his door, CNN reports.

Kathleen Doyle named NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

The award goes to a student athlete that excelled academically, athletically, and committed to community service and leadership, The Daily Iowan reports.

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