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Here is where you'll find updates as they happen about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and VUMC's preparations.

Note that these blog posts are published in real time to keep you informed as this situation evolves. The posts appear on this site in reverse chronological order and are dated. Information in newer posts are necessarily more current (unless a dated update note is included on an old post).  

What's New Today

Let's end the week on a positive note. Among items we're drawing attention to today:

The Good Job Report

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What's New Today

Some of the latest items posted to this site include:

VUMC blood drives exceed goals, helping to save more than 500 lives

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt University Medical Center exceeded its donor blood drive goal to ensure that Tennessee Region Blood Services would be able to continue to meet the needs of the patients it serves. Tennessee Region Blood Services partnered with VUMC on five blood drives -- two of those being last-minute additions -- to help offset the reduction in blood donations due to COVID-19 impact.

Updated: VUMC has center-based backup child slots available

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering limited temporary backup care for any Medical Center employee. The available slots will be allocated based on the order the requests are received by the VUMC Child and Family Services area.

TRANSCRIPT: Dr. Jeff Balser with an Update on VUMC's COVID-19 Response

Hi, everyone. Like many areas of the country, we are seeing increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. Over the past week, the number of cases in Davidson County has increased by 50%. To-date, about 50 coronavirus patients have been admitted to VUMC, and nearly 20 have been discharged. How bad the storm gets depends almost entirely on how effective our social distancing plans are in Nashville. Mayor Cooper has announced a more stringent Safer at Home order for Monday. We are encouraging other cities and counties to take these steps.