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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

May 31, 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 3.84% of hospital admissions. UW Medicine hospitals are caring for 41 patients with COVID-19. As of yesterday, 182 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 May 30, 2022.

King County and Washington State Epidemiology

King County: Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting 432,614 cases and 2,808 deaths as of May 31. The number of new cases over the last seven days is currently at 377.7 per 100,000 people.

Washington: The Department of Health reports 1,573,651 total cases and 12,919 deaths as of May 26.

EOC Priorities

EOC Level of Activation (Update): The EOC remains at the low-mid level of activation based on the hospital census for COVID-19 patients, which is below 5% of the total hospital census. In the past week, the number of employees on isolation and quarantine has also decreased. While transmission rates in King County are the same as last week, the seven-day rate of new cases per 100,000 people in King County has increased from 50.5 on March 21 to 377.7 today.

COVID-19 Vaccines & Therapeutics (Update): The EOC continues to prepare for vaccine approvals for children under 5. Planning is underway to transition the therapeutics program into normal operations.

Community Conversations: Friday, June 3, noon to 1 p.m. (New): Drs. John Lynch and Anita Chopra will give updates on COVID-19 and monkeypox during a virtual webinar hosted by the Office of Healthcare Equity. The webinar is open to the public. Use these links to submit questions and register.

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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