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October 13, 2021

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

October 12th, the mandatory vaccination order for long-term care and assisted living came into effect, the Public Health Order for acute and community care is anticipated to be posted on the Provincial Health Officer’s website. The order, which takes effect on October 26th, applies to all Island Health staff and medical staff, clinical and non-clinical, working in any setting – including at home.

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October 12, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Guidance

This document has been updated with the addition of a new question (#36: What if clients ask me to sign a liability form?) and answer.

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October 12, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, 88.8% (4,117,400) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.6% (3,830,063) received their second dose.

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October 12, 2021

Updated: Overview of Visitors in LTC and Seniors’ AL

Updates include proof of vaccination (e.g., BC Vaccine Card or equivalent) required at the time of entry into a facility. Non fully vaccinated visitors can not enter a facility or open space within a facility, information about practice requirements for social visitation, information about social visits with guests under 12 or guests who are unable to receive a WHO approved vaccine and much more. 

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October 12, 2021

315 New Cases, Island Health Total 9,517

This document includes information on: case count by status, case count by geography, number of new cases per day, case exposures and an exposure legend.

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October 12, 2021

Virtual Care Statements

Recognizing the impact of this significant change in the way care is delivered, the Joint Collaborative Committees – a partnership of Doctors and BC and the BC government - convened a time-limited council of provincial health care stakeholders to consider the use of virtual care – now and post-pandemic.

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October 12, 2021

Overwhelming public gratitude at Thanksgiving

In this season of giving thanks, an overwhelming outpouring of public gratitude and support for health care workers is flooding in.

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October 8, 2021

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

New cases in Island Health appear to be averaging around 80 new cases a day. Increasing hospitalizations continue to challenge our capacity at acute sites. There are currently 48 COVID patients in hospital, 23 of them in critical care, and an additional 11 people who are no longer COVID-positive but who still require hospital care.

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October 8, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, 88.6% (4,107,666) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.2% (3,811,076) received their second dose.

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October 8, 2021

76 New Cases, Island Health Total 9,202

This document includes information on: case count by status, case count by geography, number of new cases per day, case exposures and an exposure legend.

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