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UW Medicine’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reports on our ability to maintain normal operations using a scale from “monitoring” to “high level of activation” based on information about community transmission rates, hospital admissions, staffing capacity, space availability, PPE supplies and other impacts on the health system.

This update provides a quick look at some of the key data used by the EOC to determine UW Medicine’s current level of activation. For more detailed information, you can review the EOC’s situation status reports.

EOC Level of Activation

April 5, 2022: The EOC is at a Low-Mid Level of Activation based on current numbers for COVID-19 admissions and community transmission. COVID-19 patients represent 1.27% of hospital admissions. UW Medicine hospitals are caring for 14 patients with COVID-19.

UW Medicine COVID-19 Inpatients

Daily Capacity Data Report

The Daily Capacity Data Report shows the total occupancy and the number of COVID-19 patients at each hospital.

King County and Washington State Epidemiology

King County: Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting 375,623 cases and 2,703 deaths as of April 4. The number of new cases over the last seven days is currently at 100.2 per 100,000 people.

Washington: The Department of Health reports 1,458,424 total cases and 12,515 deaths as of April 3.

EOC Priorities

Community Transmission Rates (Continuing): The EOC is monitoring the doubling of transmission rates in King County over the past two weeks for potential impacts on hospitalizations. While the number of COVID-19 inpatients remains low, the seven-day rate of new cases per 100,000 people has increased from 50.5 on March 21 to 100.2 today.

COVID-19 Vaccines Second Booster Doses (Continuing): UW Medicine is providing second booster doses of mRNA vaccines to people who have received an initial booster at least four months previously and who are in one of the following groups:

  • 50 years or older
  • 12 years or older, who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (patients ages
  • 12 to 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine)
  • 18 years or older, who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as both their primary series dose and first booster dose

To schedule a second booster, visit the UW Medicine Employee Website for COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling. Non-clinical employees in the School of Medicine should call 844.520.8700 to schedule an appointment.

Lessons Learned Survey (Continuing): The EOC appreciates your survey participation and is compiling the results for an After Action Report that will guide our systemwide planning in the future.

Stay Informed

Employee News:

In the Media:

Ongoing Communications:

  • Emergency Operations Updates: Scheduled for Tuesdays.
  • Dr. John Lynch COVID-19 Update: Scheduled for Thursdays every two weeks.
  • Town Halls: Generally scheduled for 3 p.m. on Fridays; Check your email for announcements (recordings available).
  • Community Conversations: Check you email for dates and times (recordings available).
  • EOC Situation Reports: Posted on the UW Medicine intranet (AMC login required).
  • Leadership Messages and Employee Resources: Posted on The Huddle.


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