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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Today’s tip

Remember the 3 Ws to keep safe and healthy: Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Watch your distance.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

C-19 adult inpatients: 12 yesterday, 303 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 7% yesterday, 13% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 2 yesterday, 245 to date
Telehealth screenings: 289 yesterday, 26,134 to date

COVID-19 by the numbers

Keeping you in The Loop

Sharing his positivity: Thomas Wong takes giving back to heart

While giving his time to help out is not new for Research Manager Thomas Wong, his UI Health Care colleagues appreciate how he’s often first in line to give back.

Louisiana family travels to Iowa to receive care for young daughter

Keona Mock is only four years old, but her life to this point has been a long journey, KCRG reports. Her family has spent years helping their daughter recover from life-threatening injuries. That recovery effort brought them to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Adolfo Garcia Sanchez recognized with Helping Hands Award

Congratulations to this month’s Helping Hands winner, Adolfo Garcia Sanchez, nursing assistant on 4RC. Garcia Sanchez was recognized for his compassionate care in ensuring all the care needs for a patient were met.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

Social shout out

“Thank you for our care AND for the care of the ones that are in need during the current crisis.”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Why does Elizabeth Phillippi, research assistant, mask up?

“I wear my mask because the science is sound. Experiments show us again and again that a face covering is the best way to limit the spread of the virus. A mask protects the people around us and keeps our community safe.”

Post a picture of yourself wearing a mask (or shield) on social media and use the hashtag #MaskUpIA to show how you keep yourself and others safe. Or, email your photo to and share why you #MaskUpIA.

Other news and updates

Research volunteers invited

Find more research studies at

  • Parents and their infants under 6 months are invited to a research study at the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Compensation. Contact Sleep Development Lab: 319-400-8540 or

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City Mayor to issue proclamation requiring masks beginning today

Iowa City residents will be required to wear masks beginning today, as many local government officials in Johnson County advocate for consistency to show unified support against COVID-19, The Daily Iowan reports.

Coralville preteen walks two marathons in a day for Shelter House fundraiser

Shelter House Iowa City launched its “Beat the Heat” fundraiser to help clients with rising air conditioning and water utility costs, CBS2 reports.

Singaporeans get first glimpses of rare lemur twins after zoo reopens

The yet-to-be named twins are the first births of the critically endangered species in the zoo since their 11-year-old father Bosco was born, Reuters reports.

Apple plans to be totally carbon neutral by 2030

Apple made a major commitment to fighting climate change today, announcing plans to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030, CNN reports.

Sibling rivalry a motivating factor on the golf course for Iowa’s Alex Schaake

Alex is set to compete against his older brother Carson at the Pinnacle Bank Championship at the end of the month, The Daily Iowan reports.

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