lease read below for today’s updates.

UPDATED: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as of April 1

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients:

65

BMC Inpatients Requiring Intensive Care:

15

BMC Employees/Providers who have tested positive:

 65

United States

186,101

Massachusetts

7,738


Click to see up-to-date city, state, and national numbers: Boston | Massachusetts  | United States

NEW FOR CLINICIANS: COVID Procedure Team: 24/7 In-house Coverage Starting April 1

A new COVID procedure team for COVID+ and rule-out patients has been established, made up of an attending general surgeon / senior surgery resident with assistance of cardiac surgery PAs, IR faculty/residents, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Page 5303 to request this service or search “COVID” in the directory, and there is a link to “COVID, Procedure Team” for pages.

Procedures include: central venous catheters (IJ, femoral, subclavian); hemodialysis access; arterial lines; chest tubes. The team does NOT place PICCs, midline catheters, or US-guided peripheral IVs (at NIGHT only the team can potentially help with IVs, but during the day please call PICC team).

NEW: Menino and Moakley Surge Plan Update

In order to make room for additional patients, a portion of the Menino PACU has now been activated to accommodate non-Covid ICU patients. In addition, Moakley 2 has been activated to serve Med Surg patients.

Please note the following contact numbers:

  • Menino PACU ICU Beds 1-24:  Ext. 44151
  • Menino PACU ICU Beds 25-42:  Ext. 44114
  • Moakley Med Surg A – Ext. 46100
  • Moakley Med Surg B  – Ext. 42410

NEW: Social Distancing and Food Safety in Our Cafeterias

For everyone’s safety, employees must practice social and physical distancing in our cafeterias. Please do not move the chairs or tables – they have intentionally been set up to accommodate one person per table. Additionally, please use hand sanitizer and wear a mask when entering the cafeteria and avoid handling products that you do not intend to purchase. Thank you.

UPDATED: COVID-19 Resources for Non-English Speaking Patients

To help our patients who do not speak English learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect themselves and their families, we have created a page of resources available here: https://www.bmc.org/covid-19/covid-19-information-non-english-speakers. Please share these resources with your patients as necessary.

Important Links and Contact Information

Command Center: 617-414-6860 (operating 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily)
Call for any needs related to COVID-19. Please note that this is only for employees.

Working Well Clinic: [email protected]
Staff and providers should use this email address to report symptoms of and possible exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Information on the Hub: https://internal.bmc.org/news-events/news/where-find-information-about-covid-19-coronavirus-disease
This is our intranet and requires network access. Everything posted here related to COVID-19 is also posted on the external site listed below, including clinical guidelines, screening, testing, and PPE usage. 

COVID-19 Information on BMC.org: https://www.bmc.org/covid-19-information-employees
This is hosted on the external website and is accessible when not on the network.