Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients

7

BMC Inpatients Requiring ICU Care

1

BMC Inpatients Under Investigation (pending + negatives treated as positives) 

2

Cumulative Staff Who Have Tested Positive

1,160 (0 new since 5/26)

Massachusetts Cases

661,294 (as of 6/1)

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

REMINDER: COVID-Related Policies and Guidelines Being Reviewed

In light of new recommendations from the CDC, as well as the MA state of emergency being lifted later this month, BMC is reviewing policies guidelines related to COVID-19, including pre-procedure testing, PPE guidelines, screening processes, and more. Please continue to follow current BMC PPE guidelines and more information will be coming soon.

UPDATED: Patient COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

As of June 1, we have delivered 92,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations to patients, plus 75,000 second doses.

Of eligible patients with a BMC primary care physician, 56 percent have been vaccinated, including 73 percent of patients over 65 years old. We have a lot of opportunity to provide vaccines for patients who come into appointments, so please encourage unvaccinated patients who come to BMC to get vaccinated while on campus.

REMINDER: Have You Completed the Employee Vaccine Champion Challenge?

To help get more of our communities vaccinated, take our Employee Vaccine Champion Challenge and get your friends, families, and neighbors the information they need!

By completing just four simple steps, you can become an official "vaccine champion" and have the chance to be highlighted on our communications channels. If you complete all four steps, you’ll get a special BMC Vaccine Champion hat (seen here)!  Visit the Hub to learn more.

This week we’re recognizing one of our champions, Kanchana Ayyar, PhD! Thank you for helping to advocate for the vaccine and answer questions from your community.

NEW: Changes to Community Vaccination Site Hours

Due to changing demand, hours for some of our community vaccination sites have changed. The new hours for all sites are:

  • Roslindale @ St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Mattapan @ Morning Star Baptist Church: Tuesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday, 12-8 p.m.
  • Hyde Park @ Menino YMCA: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Roxbury @ Twelfth Baptist Church: Thursday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Dorchester @ Russell Auditorium: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Boston Medical Center @ Dowling Building: Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NEW: Upcoming Pop-up Vaccination Events

In order to help expand access for COVID-19 vaccinations to more communities, BMC and our community partners will be holding pop-up vaccination events over the next several months. Upcoming events, which are open to all, include:

  • Match Middle School (Jamaica Plain): June 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Church of God (Dorchester): June 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Boston Arts Academy (Dorchester): June 14, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Charlestown High (Charlestown): June 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Orchard Gardens (Roxbury): June 16, 1-6 p.m.

NEW: Upcoming Service Changes on the MBTA

Beginning June 20, the MBTA will be increasing service frequency at weekday peaks, including midday peaks, on both buses and the T. In addition, social distancing will no longer be enforced on buses and trains, but masks will still be required on all MBTA property, including vehicles, stops, and stations. Visit the MBTA website to learn more.