Corona Virus Daily Briefing Minutes

3/10/20220

1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

DSHS meeting update:

- 12 cases in Texas confirmed or presumed positive

- Wide community spread likely

- We must develop mitigation plans. Dr. Hellerstadt (State Health Commissioner) stated that organizations have complete latitude to make the decicions on mitigation plans regarding how to stay safe. We certainly must use CDS as baseline and not do anything below those recommendations but we can all do more if we desire.

- Most important is to consider vulnerable populations (those 65 or older, heart patients, immune compromised patients), prepare for community spread but be mindful that PPE (personal protective equipment like masks) is in shortage so use wisely and strategically.

Work closely with your local public health department.

It was reported that Dell Consultant from India was diagnosed as positive on return to India. He had visited Austin and New York and exposed multiple individuals.

2. Updates on action items:

- Exams for students - Lesley and Phil have drafted communications for faculty and asked for input. This communication includes suggestions to faculty on how to handle courses, exams, etc.

- Zoom license distribution began last evening, Admins have been identified to support Zoom users, classroom trial run will occur this morning, suggesting downloading app to phones as this will be an easy way to use, especially for students

- Robert sent an algorithm for better screening of Clinic patients that will be copied and distributed.

3. Communication status? Any new issues (e.g. Known traveling or potential exposures, unavailable supplies, etc)

- Victor shared questions from students. Ask that we clarify when to mask up when treating patients. Students should consult with their supervisors. The screening of patients should occur at registration. Using the algorithm created by Robert, if patient is in “yellow” category we should mask. We will clarify at today’s 4pm meeting with DSHS when and who should mask (patient vs. provider).

Will print color copies of the algorithm for our Clinics! Make 10 color copies with date of most current version so we can keep track of updated versions.

1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

2. Updates on action items:

3. Communication status? Any new issues (e.g. Known traveling or potential exposures, unavailable supplies, etc)

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