Briefing Minutes 8.26

8/26/20

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

US 5,715,567confirmed cases, 33,076 new cases in 24 hours 176,617deaths, 394 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 586,730 confirmed cases, 6091 new cases in 24 hours 11,576 deaths, 181 new deaths in 24 hours Travis county 25,890 confirmed cases 338 deaths

As thing ease a bit in Austin, cities like Houston continue to see increases as they near 100,000 cases.

-Weekly average and hospital average are down, so things are easing a bit for Central Texas. Although trend may be plateauing, it is important we don’t get too relaxed we need to continue being disciplined to keep it under control. As of yesterday, Austin moved to Stage 3 response of the risk based guidelines

Stage 1: Practice good hygiene, stay home if sick, and avoid other people who are sick. APH is working on recommendations

for maximum sizes of gatherings. Individuals are advised they are safe to return to work at all businesses.

Stage 2: Includes the recommendations for Stage 1 and adds: Maintain social distancing and wear fabric face coverings in public.

Individuals are urged to avoid dining and shopping except with precautions, and to avoid gathering in groups of more than 25 people.

They are advised they are safe to return to work at essential and reopened businesses.

Stage 3: Includes the recommendations for Stage 2 and also urges individuals to avoid all social gatherings, and any gatherings of more than 10 people.

Stage 4: Includes the recommendations for Stage 3 and advises individuals they are safe to return to work, and dine and

shop, only at “expanded essential businesses.” 

Stage 5: Includes the recommendations for Stage 4 and urges individuals to avoid all gatherings outside of the household

and avoid dining and shopping except as essential. In this stage it is considered safe to return to work at essential businesses only.



-UT opens today in a hybrid fashion, but means many people returning to the community that can introduce new cases. UT is working to ensure students follow rules set forward to mitigate spread of the virus.

-In the midst of the COVID situation Texas is preparing for hurricanes with Galveston evacuating its residents to prepare.

- Many incidents of bleach consumption, safety advisory not to drink bleach

2.Updates on any action items:

-Lesley took competency on Brightspace and went well so we are in process of launching our new LMS

- Last day for the physical assessment class

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

- For those who are receiving insurance benefits through AOMA open enrollment will begin August 28. Information will be out today. We are settling on time next week for meetings with our insurance broker Gallagher. The sessions will be recorded for those who have a conflict with the virtual meetings and if you’d like a 1:1 for specific questions those will be arranged through Susan Snipes.

-Reminder we are still in Phase I and we are not doing estim in Phase I.

- Also please close the wipes containers

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on August 26, include:

Congressional Startup Day,  Make Your Own Luck Day,  Musical Yoga Day,  National Cherry Popsicle Day,  National Dog Day,  National Toilet Paper Day,  National Webmistress Day Tug of War Day - August 26, 2020 (Last Wednesday in August) Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday - August 26, 2020 (Last Wednesday in August) Women's Equality Day 

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