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January 3, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 9,332 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 264,181 cases in the province.

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December 31, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, 88.1% (4,392,141) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.9% (4,133,438) have received their second dose.

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December 31, 2021

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced changes to self-isolation guidelines for people with COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated and either asymptomatic or free of fever with other symptoms improving, can end their strict self-isolation after five days and return to their regular activities, including work.

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December 31, 2021

Extraordinary Measures To Support Staffing

At this time, we are asking any clinical staff – including but not limited to RNs, LPNs and HCAs - who are able to consider voluntarily returning from scheduled leaves over the next few weeks to help us fill the gaps during this most difficult time.

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December 31, 2021

Working after a COVID-19 test or exposure

If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms after receiving a negative COVID-19 test result you are required to stay on sick leave for five (5) days from when your symptoms began or until your signs and symptoms have resolved (i.e. whichever is sooner). If you continue to experience a residual cough, you can return to work as long as you strictly adhere to current masking and PPE guidelines throughout your shift (see Mask Policy and PPE Guidelines).

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December 30, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, 88.0% (4,388,068) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.9% (4,131,506) have received their second dose.

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December 29, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, 88.0% (4,384,402) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.8% (4,129,587) have received their second dose.

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December 29, 2021

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

Provincial direction on infection prevention and exposure control measures for COVID-19 in health care settings, including PPE requirements for managing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, have not changed. Ongoing requirements for medical mask use remain in place.

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December 29, 2021

Immunization clinic today - Dec. 29

RJH Immunization Clinic is running today in PCC 150 until 3:30 p.m. Staff who do not already have appointments may drop in to receive their COVID-19 booster shots.

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December 28, 2021

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Douglas House long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the second floor at Amica Douglas House long-term care home in Victoria. Two staff members at the site have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms and the outbreak declaration is limited to the second floor.

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