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COVID-19 Emergency Operations Update for June 21, 2022

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

June 21, 2022: The EOC is at a Low-Mid Level of Activation. COVID-19 patients represent 5.2% of hospital admissions. UW Medicine hospitals are caring for 59 patients with COVID-19. As of Friday (June 17), 167 employees were on leave due to COVID-19 isolation.

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.

Employees Out of Office Due to COVID-19

This chart shows the number of employees on leave due to COVID-19 isolation and quarantine on representative days between December 28, 2021, and June 17, 2022. Current numbers are for isolation only due to policy changes ending home quarantine.

King County and Washington State Epidemiology

King County: Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting 455,329 cases and 2,870 deaths as of June 21. The number of new cases over the last seven days is currently at 302.1 per 100,000 people.

Washington: The Department of Health reports 1,628,383 total cases and 13,115 deaths as of June 16.

EOC Priorities

Vaccines for Children Under 5 (New): UW Medicine is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years at five locations. Appointments should be scheduled with a child’s primary care provider when possible. To schedule with UW Medicine, call 844.520.8700. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccine Updates & Information.

Vaccine Clinics (New): The mass vaccination sites at Harborview and UW Medical Center – Montlake will close on June 30. UW Medicine has administered a total of 596,374 doses of COVID-19 vaccines at all sites as of June 20.

EOC Transition (Continuing): Planning is underway to transition EOC activities to normal operations beginning July 1, 2022. The EOC will continue to operate at a “monitoring” level and will evaluate COVID-19 impacts to determine if full reactivation is needed.

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 your 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.

Sincerely,

UW Medicine Leadership

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