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This document is the "Know, Share, Do" COVID-19 Daily Updates managers should use during staff huddles on 03.16.20.

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Monday, March 16 – Huddle Know | Share | Do


  • As of March 16, no positive results for any DUHS administered tests. 33 confirmed cases in NC.
  • Visitor restrictions and screening went live at all Duke Health hospitals and clinics on 3/16. To clarify visitors will not be allowed to enter our hospitals between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. except in the event of an emergency.
  • Educational documents provided from DUHS on reusing N-95 masks and PAPR disinfection.
  • DUHS is following CDC recommendations and guidelines. The testing guidelines and PPE requirements are constantly changing – regularly check the COVID-19 Intranet site.
  • Sending MyChart message to patients with messaging to inform them to keep their appointments, they will be contacted if have a preexisting condition where they should reschedule their appointments, condition medications and visitor restrictions.


  • Visitor restrictions started at all Duke Health hospitals and clinics March 16. Team members should use designed employee entrances and wear badges at all times. 
  • For all inpatients and ED patients who will be admitted and are undergoing testing for COVID-19, please call: DUH: OA pager 970-8001 or 970-8002, DRH: Command Center 919-470-7669, DRAH: OA 919-268-7341.
  • The Periop leadership team is meeting daily to discuss surgeries. Currently have not made changes to procedure schedules.


  • Use the DQS huddles and the COVID-19 Intranet site for daily updates, tools and resources.
  • Reminder: practice good hand hygiene. If you feel ill, you should stay home. If you have a fever, you should not return to work until you are fever free for 24 hours – no exceptions.
  • Continue to use your current escalation chains and channels for questions.