1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?
-US 776,093 confirmed cases, 41,758 deaths
-Texas 20,196 confirmed cases, 517 deaths, in Travis County 1,233 confirmed cases 17deaths
- First at-home COVID19 testing kit is authorized by the FDA. The commercial lab LabCorp makes
the test kit and they are prioritizing healthcare workers and first responders at this time. With this test, people who are eligible can swab their nose to collect a fluid sample, but they will still need to send it to a lab for testing. Self-sampling sidesteps the need for a clinician to perform the test, reducing their exposure to symptomatic patients. It also frees up more personal protective equipment, which is in short supply. The test costs $119.
-One hospital department (Maternity) did a mini study and started testing all patients coming into their unit. They found 80% of their healthy pregnant patients were asymptomatic carriers of the COVID19 virus.
2.Updates on action items:
-No internet at AOMA this morning from 8 until approximately 9am. HCTG our IT contractor is upgrading our system’s firewall.
3. Communication status? Any new issues (e.g. Known traveling or potential exposures)
- None at this time
4. Good news or positive experience in past 24 hours
- Good faculty meeting yesterday, well attended, discussed future of on-line education at AOMA and compared vendors to make best decision for a Learning Management System (LMS)for AOMA.
-All materials for ACAOM self- study have been sent out to the team leads to launch this week! If you are invited to be on a team please make yourself available. We have a short 6 week period to get this completed.