Coronavirus Daily Briefing Minutes 5.4


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

US 1,122,486 confirmed cases 65,735 deaths

TX 31,548confirmed cases 867 deaths 1,71

On Monday, April 27, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and DSHS released minimum standard health protocols for businesses and individuals. The Governor also announced statewide testing and contact tracing initiatives to identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus.

Additionally, the Governor announced a process for rural counties with five or fewer laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 to, on an individualized basis, increase occupancy limits for certain businesses if the county judge certifies and affirms to DSHS that certain requirements have been met. The Governor's announcement is accompanied by Texans Helping Texans: The Governor's Report to Open Texas. This detailed report, available on the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas website, helps Texans understand Phase I by outlining the new protocols, guidance, and recommendations.

- As many organizations People’s Community Clinic will continue work via telehealth for at least another month

2.Updates on action items:

- Meeting with Dr. Shen and Dr. Jeffres, on writing good quality multiple choice questions was very well received!

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

Testing availability

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

- Collaborative work with UT School of Pharmacy was showcased with other great work through UT’s Interprofessional collaboration group. We’ve been given permission to place the poster presentation on AOMA’s Blog and other social media.

-Lesley has beautiful cactus blossoming that she captured for her virtual background, the cactus only bloom for a day!

-All faculty timesheets are in, thanks everyone!

-More Sign ups for panel discussion on May 7 Integrative Approach to a Pandemic. Some faculty are not seeing the email. Brian will send to AOMA-all and to AOMA-faculty emails. Some may get it twice but in this way, they should receive it.

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