1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?
US 24,323,846 confirmed cases 188,156 new cases in 24 hours 404,689 deaths 4,383 new deaths in 24 hours
TX 1.917,513 confirmed cases 18,370 new cases in 24 hours 33,285 deaths 441 new deaths in 24 hours
Travis county 63,036confirmed cases 648 deaths
-The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was awarded a federal grant of $227,056,156 to help bolster immunization and vaccination among children, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced. The funding comes through the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the round two supplemental funding via the CARES Act.
-At the Federal level President Biden has vowed to take far more aggressive measures to contain the virus than his predecessor, starting with stringent adherence to public health guidance. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing, lay the groundwork for reopening schools and businesses, and immediately increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. One directive calls for a addressing health care inequities in minority communities hard hit by the virus.
-The City of Austin and Travis County extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Orders through February 16, 2021. These orders direct Austin-Travis County residents to continue to practice social distancing, hygiene, and face-covering behaviors. In addition to hygiene guidelines, the orders state that social gatherings up to 10 people should be avoided or minimized, and socializing in groups of 10+ individuals outside of the same household are prohibited. Read the full City of Austin and Travis County Orders.
2.Updates on any action items:
· Electrical issue at N. Clinic was the lamp cord not the outlet (Thank you Ralf1)
· Sounds of critters in one of the classrooms appear to have been squirrels, ABC pest control has been on site to attend to the matter
· Virtual open house and tour last evening that was a great success. A reminder that we do need to let Facilities know when any event is bringing people onto campus.
3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?
4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours
January 22 is
The day we wish David York a wonderful retirement after 15 plus years of building one of the best TCM libraries in the country! Join us at noon to celebrate his legacy at AOMA and with him well.