Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 Cases

% of BMC Census

BMC Total Inpatients:

 29

 9%

BMC Inpatients Requiring Intensive Care:

 10

 24.4%
Cumulative COVID+ Patient Discharges:

 1,102

 
Cumulative Staff Who Have Tested Positive  296 (0 new since 5/29)  

Massachusetts

97,291  

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A tremendous amount of work has been done by teams across the hospital to return some of our clinics, which were moved to make space for COVID patients, back to their permanent locations and adapt our spaces to ensure the safety of patients and staff as we start to welcome patients back for in-person clinic visits and provide care for those who have had to delay procedures. THANK YOU to everyone for their incredible collaboration, innovation, and flexibility to make this happen!

NEW: Restricting Card Access to BUMC Buildings

Please note that everyone entering Boston University Medical Campus buildings must have proper masks and follow the occupancy restrictions approved for BUMC buildings.

To ensure this, the only entrance to the Instructional (L) building complex will be through the L building lobby (main entrance from Talbot green). All other buildings in the complex should be accessed through this lobby.

All other entrances, including the access on Evans Way near the Department of Medicine, both street level entrances to the K building, and access to the Housman Research (R) building, including the Harrison Avenue card access entrance, will be closed. The CABR (W) building at 700 Albany St. loading dock pedestrian entrances will be restricted to authorized personnel.

UPDATED: Working Well Clinic

We have continued to see a sharp decrease in calls to the employee COVID response line. Therefore, as of Wednesday, May 27, the employee COVID-19 call line (option 1 at 617-638-8400) has been discontinued. All inquiries regarding COVID19, including reporting symptoms, exposures, high risk reporting, test results, and requests for testing, should be directed to the COVID19 employee e-mail triage service: [email protected]. Providers are monitoring this inbox seven days a week and will return your inquiry within 24 hours.

All non-COVID19 related inquiries, such as workplace injuries, exposures, needle sticks, pre-placement health clearance and compliance questions should call the Working Well Clinic main line: 617-638-8400 or e-mail the clinic: [email protected].

REMINDER: ILI, Employee COVID Clinic and COVID Testing Center Relocated

As of June 1, the ILI, Employee COVID Clinic and COVID Testing Center have been moved to new locations.

  • ILI and the Employee COVID Clinic will be located on the ground level of the Crosstown building, in the former ROKA restaurant. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hours subject to change based on demand. ILI accepts walk in patients, but all employees must have an appointment arranged by the Working Well Clinic.
  • COVID Testing Center will have a drive-thru and a walk-through options, both located in the 710 Albany Garage and the adjacent vacated Credit Union. Initial hours for the testing center will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The COVID Testing Center is only for patients getting a procedure or have been directed to receive testing by designated clinics. Appointments must be made in advance.

REMINDER: Refresh Station Dates and Times

The “refresh station,” sponsored by the HR department, will be available for employees on the balcony of the Menino lobby on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, June 3: 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 5:  2-5 p.m.

All staff are welcome to come through the station (which will be set up with appropriate social distancing) for a quick break and to grab a treat.