Coronavirus Daily Briefing Minutes 7.8-10

7/8/20

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

US 2,032,596 confirmed cases (compared to previous 24 hours that over 46 thousand additional cases 130,133 deaths (322 additional in 24 hours)

TX 210,585 confirmed cases(almost 20K more than on Monday) 2,715 deaths

11,926 Travis county(917 more than on Monday) confirmed 144 deaths (10 more than on Monday

Note: data sources are CDC and DSHS websites which may be about 24 hours behind

-Mayor Adler is considering a 25 day lock down for the city but is still assessing

From the American Statesman this morning. Austin and Travis County health officials on Tuesday reported seven more deaths linked to the coronavirus, bringing the total in the county to 151. Officials on Tuesday also confirmed 482 new cases of the virus. The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic has reached 12,408. The number of those in the hospital across the five-county metro area is now at 469. Austin Public Health reported 73 new coronavirus admissions Tuesday and a rolling 7-day average for new admissions of 74.8. Austin public health officials have said Stage 5 precautionary measures, which would approach a full lockdown of the city, would be triggered when the rolling average reaches at least 70. But in a tweet Tuesday evening, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the city had not yet reached Stage 5.

2.Updates on any action items:

- Pilot at N. Clinic went very well. Dr. Song and Dr. Luo participated and offered other suggestions for improvements. Four of our pros would like to begin practice next week. We need to validate that Stephanee has enough admin staff ready to return to support.

-Yesterday’s Clinic re-opening team agreed to drop the temperature screening threshold from 100 to 99.5 as an additional safety measures. We are using medical grade IF thermometers but will ensure all are calibrated properly before Clinic re-openings.

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

- F1 Visa status changed as announced yesterday. we currently have 5 international students who 2 of whom are on OPT so ruling for Fall doesn’t’ count for them, 1 student is graduating and we have 1 DAcOM and 1 DAOM student. Ruling says if a school decides to go to 100% virtual the students must return to the country of origin. There is much debate on this ruling. Robert will keep us updated as things progress.

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

Today is National Chocolate with Almonds Day, National Freezer Pop day, and National Video Game day

7/10/20

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

US 3,047,671confirmed cases 132,056 deaths

TX 230,346confirmed cases 2,918 deaths Travis county 13,161 confirmed cases 159 deaths

Harris county(Houston) now has more than 40,000 cases and the hospitals are overwhelmed.

- From Thursday’s American Statesman:

State health officials reported 105 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, the first time the daily death toll for the coronavirus reached triple digits in Texas.

The single-day increase set a record high for the third day in a row, following Wednesday’s 98 new deaths and Tuesday’s 60 fatalities.

Now, 2,918 Texans have died from the coronavirus, state figures show.

Hours before the death toll was updated, Gov. Greg Abbott suspended elective surgeries in more than 100 Texas counties in an effort to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported that 9,689 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Texas hospitals Thursday, hitting a record for hospitalizations for the 11th consecutive day.

-TMA is recommended masking through end of year.

-Businesses can face a civil penalty, including going to court, for violating any health authority rule. An individual can get hit with up to a $2,000 fine for violating an order. An example would be not wearing a face-covering in a business. Austin remains in stage 4 as leaders are hoping Austin will comply with mitigation strategies for the greater good.

- Health experts predict many students returning to college campus will likely be Covid positive

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2.Updates on any action items:

- For Tuesday there will be N. and S. clinic re-opening pilots we have 5 student volunteers still need more. Ideally need 16 student volunteers.

There is also a campus re-opening pilot being conducted at the same time.

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

-Ashley taking a week off, Lesley and Reagan will support Registrar office during Ashley’s absence.

- North Pro Clinic will re-open with 4 pros next week but will open with all Phase I precautions, so only one practitioner in the clinic at a time.

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

- Sunday is our 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony. Thanks to Carlee, Estella, Ashley and others for making this a special event although virtual for our grads.

- Today is national kitten, Pina Colada, kebab, teddy bear picnic, don’t step on a bee, great British pea and collector car appreciation day!

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