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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

June 7, 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 3.88% of hospital admissions. UW Medicine hospitals are caring for 44 patients with COVID-19. As of yesterday, 177 employees were on leave due to COVID-19 isolation and quarantine.

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 6, 2022.

King County and Washington State Epidemiology

King County: Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting 440,891 cases and 2,826 deaths as of June 6. The number of new cases over the last seven days is currently at 338.0 per 100,000 people.

Washington: The Department of Health reports 1,600,084 total cases and 12,986 deaths as of June 5.

EOC Priorities

EOC Level of Activation (Update): The EOC remains at the low-mid level of activation. King County transmission rates have declined in the past week, and the UW Medicine hospital census for COVID-19 patients remains below 5% of the total hospital census. The number of employees on isolation and quarantine has also decreased.

Staff Quarantine and Isolation Policy (Update): In alignment with CDC guidance, employees who have no symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to work after a home exposure. Negative tests and respirator use will be required during the surveillance period. Watch for more details from your local Infection Prevention & Control team.

EOC Transition (New): Planning is underway to reduce EOC staffing and activities to support ongoing mandated activities at a “monitoring” level, beginning July 1, 2022. We will continue to evaluate COVID-19 activities 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.


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