Please read below for today’s updates.

UPDATED: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as of April 4

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients:

139

BMC Inpatients Requiring Intensive Care:

37

BMC Employees/Providers who have tested positive:

 85

United States

277,205

Massachusetts

11,736

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

UPDATED: N95 Usage

As we continue to carefully manage our inventory of PPE, we want to ensure that we have the maximum number of N95 options for users. Please note the following:

  • There is a shortage of the small N95s, while we have adequate supply of the Gerson universal.  In order to preserve the smalls for staff who cannot fit test for the Gerson universal, all staff who successfully fit test for the Gerson should use Gerson.
  • The Gerson N95s, and the others we fit test, are comparable to the 3M brand. We will be adding fit testing sessions and ask that all users attend those so we can assess the right fit and brand for each user across our options.
  • Please continue to place used N95s in the red bins located in the ED and on the unit floors that have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Thank you to our frontline staff who are caring for our patients this weekend and our colleagues who are working hard to ensure that BMC is ready to continue to meet the needs of our community.

Important Links and Contact Numbers

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.