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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Today’s tip

Be kind to your mind. You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Take care of your mental health.

Today's COVID-19 Updates

C-19 adult inpatients: 15 yesterday, 308 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 14 to date
% positive C-19 tests: 5% yesterday, 12% to date
Employees tested positive (self-reported): 2 yesterday, 246 to date
Telehealth screenings: 376 yesterday, 26,500 to date

COVID-19 by the numbers

Keeping you in The Loop

Keeping research and a family afloat during COVID-19

Marta Hamity isn’t one to sit on the sidelines. “I am the sort of person who needs to help,” says Hamity, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesia in the Hammond Laboratory. “Helping during difficult times keeps me feeling motivated; keeps me moving forward.”

Six ways to get back to the basics for healthy living

With heavy workloads, fitness classes being canceled, and increased stress levels, we’ve put together some tips on healthy dietary and exercise habits—provided by UI experts—to ensure our own well-being.

COVID-19 announcements and reminders

  • Please eat in designated break rooms or cafeterias. Keeping food out of clinical work spaces is one way to keep our campus clean and safe.
  • 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.

Social shout out

“UIHC is tops in answers, supportive staff, and professional leadership that cares!”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

We Stand Together

Why does Brenda Van Dee, administrative assistant, mask up?

“I tend to use my weekends marathon walking; this time from North Liberty to Coralville and back. I stopped at the State Hygienic Lab to give a thumbs up and to thank them for all they do for the state of Iowa. We truly do stand together!”

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

Outside UI Health Care

Iowa one of few states sharing drivers license data with US Census Bureau

Iowa is currently one of four known states sharing driver’s license information with the U.S. Census Bureau, The Daily Iowan reports.

Loose bison roaming roadways near Hudson

Police are warning residents about a bison roaming the roadways west of Hudson, KCRG reports.

Pleasant midweek ahead of weekend heat wave

Drier air is moving in and will make it feel a bit more comfortable in eastern Iowa, CBS2 reports.

Preliminary magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska

The earthquake was centered 60 miles south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska, CNN reports.

Fran McCaffery supporting Luka Garza ahead of upcoming NBA decision

Iowa’s star center Luka Garza has a decision coming up that will have a significant impact not only on the 2020-21 Hawkeye men’s basketball team, but on college basketball as a whole, The Daily Iowan reports.

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