Coronavirus Daily Briefing Minutes 4.29


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

US 981,246 confirmed cases 55,258 deaths, it had been reported Monday that US had crossed the million mark with cases and although close CDC numbers don’t indicated we are there yet

TX 26,171 confirmed cases 690 deaths

-Gov. Abbott held a press conference yesterday to announce an executive order to begin re-opening businesses in Texas the staged plan loosens some of the restrictions related to COVID19. Stage I includes:

“Reopened services” shall consist of the following to the extent they are not already “essential services:”

  1. Retail services that may be provided through pickup, delivery by mail, or delivery to the customer’s doorstep. 

  2. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020:

  3. In-store retail services, for retail establishments that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the retail establishment.

  4. Dine-in restaurant services, for restaurants that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the restaurant; provided, however, that (a) this applies only to restaurants that have less than 51 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages and are therefore not required to post the 51 percent sign required by Texas law as determined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and (b) valet services are prohibited except for vehicles with placards or plates for disabled parking.

  5. Movie theaters that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of any individual theater for any screening.

  6. Shopping malls that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the shopping mall; provided, however, that within shopping malls, the food-court dining areas, play areas, and interactive displays and settings must remain closed.

  7. Museums and libraries that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy; provided, however, that (a) local public museums and local public libraries may so operate only if permitted by the local government, and (b) any components of museums or libraries that have interactive functions or exhibits, including child play areas, must remain closed.

  8. For Texas counties that have filed with DSHS, and are in compliance with, the requisite attestation form promulgated by DSHS regarding five or fewer cases of COVID-19, those in-store retail services, dine-in restaurant services, movie theaters, shopping malls, and museums and libraries, as otherwise defined and limited above, may operate at up to 50 percent (as opposed to 25 percent) of the total listed occupancy.

  9. Services provided by an individual working alone in an office.

  10. Golf course operations.

  11. Local government operations, including county and municipal governmental operations relating to permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, as determined by the local government.

  12. Such additional services as may be enumerated by future executive orders or proclamations by the governor.

Higher Ed to continue teaching remotely but teachers can come to campus to hold remote class, if needed.

The conditions and limitations set forth above for reopened services shall not apply to essential services.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the governor may by proclamation identify any county or counties in which reopened services are thereafter prohibited, in the governor’s sole discretion, based on the governor’s determination in consultation with medical professionals that only essential services should be permitted in the county, including based on factors such as an increase in the transmission of COVID-19 or in the amount of COVID-19-related hospitalizations or fatalities.

-Not yet verified but the order may also allow all licensed healthcare professionals can continue work.

- From CDC: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, breathing pain

Or at least two of these symptoms:

· Fever

· Chills

· Repeated shaking with chills

· Muscle pain

· Headache

· Sore throat

· New loss of taste or smell

· Or heightened sense of taste or smell

· New onset of confusion

· Bluish lips or face

- Lots of news coverage regarding COVID19 and Stroke risk for individuals in their 30’s and 40”s

- CDC trouble breathing pain in chest new confusion bluish lips or face

- Other MDs reporting very unusual patient experiences or clinical observations related to


2.Updates on action items:

- We are overflowing with food bags currently, thanks for all donations

- Netflix show about COVID19 for those interested

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

- AOMA experienced a campus break-in on Monday night. This appeared to be more vandalism as nothing of value was taken but three doors were damaged including Library entry off the courtyard, the door between the library and faculty lounge and B1. APD came and did finger printing. It is thought this is may have been retaliatory related to a homeless individual who was asked to leave our campus during the day on Monday who was angry when confronted by AOMA facility team. Also, it was discovered Monday that over the weekend the “black” box at building C was broken into. Incident reports have been completed for both incidents.

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

None today

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

-Still no bugs in the garden Lesley please let us know how you are keeping the bugs out of your garden

-Violet’s panel discussion slated for May 7 (Integrative approach to a public health crisis like a pandemic) now has 41 registered to attend. Brian will get it on AOMA calendar and other locations to ensure AOMA community has information on the session.

- Tomorrow (April 30) there will be a faculty development opportunity, 6-8pm. Topic is how to write good quality multichoice questions that are in compliance with NCAAOM.

Today is national guide dog day, dance day, zipper day and world wish and stop food waste day!