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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Today’s tip

Commuting to work? Consider using the employee van pool program.

Today's updates

Today: Benefits Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m.

Tomorrow: Modifications to adult outpatient visitor guidelines

Keeping you in The Loop

Haven’t completed your flu vaccination compliance? There’s still time

The annual flu vaccination campaign has been extended to Friday, Dec. 2. The University Employee Health Clinic has also extended its clinic hours to allow employees more time to get vaccinated.

Be alert for scam phone calls and messages

Many emerging scams attempt to compromise your personal information and that of our patients. Be suspicious about any unexpected calls or text messages stating they are from a government entity that needs you to provide money related to court proceedings.


Social shout-out

“Thank you for going above and beyond for your patients and their families!!!”

–@uichildrens Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 771 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,599 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 13 yesterday, 1,618 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 206 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 14% yesterday, 35% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 29 yesterday, 15,503 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,158 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,788 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,689 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Recruiting adults (age 18–70) with Long COVID-19 or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to participate in a study investigating immune system changes following physical activity. Compensation provided. Email, screening survey:

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Outside UI Health Care

2022 Dance Marathon works to increase accessibility through organizational changes

University of Iowa Dance Marathon executive director Raginya Handoo and her team promote accessibility with new initiatives of fee waivers, free registration day, and fundraising training, The Daily Iowan reports.

Missing Altoona K-9 officer found in Warren County

Zeke—a nearly 100-pound Belgian Malinois—was staying at a professional handler’s home when he got loose around 5 p.m. Sunday night, KCCI reports.

Amateur historian discovers 600-year-old English coin in Newfoundland

The discovery of a rare gold coin on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada, may challenge traditional historical narratives about the timing of European contact in the region, CNN reports.

Iowa Heartlanders forward Michael Pastujov emerges as club’s points leader

Through his first four professional hockey games, Pastujov has recorded three goals and six assists, The Daily Iowan reports.

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