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What's New: May 29

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal92,558 (2,153 recovered)
Hospitalized33
ICU Patients6
Deaths2164
VCH/PHCHospitalized11158
ICU Patients471
On Ventilator443
Discharged0119
Deaths (hospital/ICU)028
SPHHospitalized029
ICU Patients08
On Ventilator08
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
026
Deaths06
MSJHospitalized09
Discharged09
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Visit the BC COVID-19 Dashboard or click on the image below for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more. (Internet Explorer users: please use the Internet Explorer version of the BC COVID-19 Dashboard.) 

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TODAY’S NEWS

  • There are nine new cases today, bringing the total to 2558.
  • By health authority - 899 VCH, 1274 Fraser Health, 127 Island Health, 195 Interior Health, 63 Northern Health.
  • There is one new health care related outbreak at a LTC site in Fraser Health, Nicola Lodge. There is a single case so far.
  • There are no new community outbreaks. The outbreak at the Mission federal correctional facility is now over.
  • Currently, there are 241 active cases in the province. 33 of these people are in hospital, with six patients in the ICU.
  • There have been two additional deaths, both in LTC in Fraser Health.
  • Hospitals across the province are up to 70 per cent capacity. ICUs are up to 52 per cent capacity.
  • Read Thursday’s full update HERE.
  • Vancouver Park Board will be reopening more than 320 outdoor recreation facilities starting tomorrow. Playgrounds will be open by Monday to align with the restart of in-class learning. More details available HERE.

Staff Bulletin: Top Stories 

May 28 Townhall Q&A

If you missed the Thursday, May 28 PHC All-Staff Town Hall, here’s Part One of the Q&A, which includes answers to the questions that were addressed during the session.

 

Didn’t get your question answered? Watch for Part Two of the Q&A coming soon which will provide answers to questions we didn’t have time to cover.

Visit the STAFF SUPPORT section for information on discounts, parking, childcare and wellness support.

 

Wellness Tips

Try to identify and value your own personal COVID Silver-Linings.

Taking care of your Physical Wellness: Committing to a regular Physical Exercise Routine supports  better cardiovascular function, and the risk of heart disease and diabetes while significantly improving your feelings of happiness and calm.   

 

Taking care of your Emotional Wellness: Develop Emotional Wellness Strategies to support your emotional ups & downs connected to your worries around COVID. Read more.

 

Find all Wellness Tips under the Staff Support section.

Frequently asked questions:

I have heard people suggest that as we move into phase 2, those that can work from home should continue to do so. What are your thoughts on this for PHC staff?

The short answer is absolutely. We're following the provincial government’s advice, and that is that you should absolutely continue to work at home, if you can work at home. That's what we have been doing, and some teams have made pragmatic decisions about needing to be at work some days but not on other days. There's no big change on Tuesday around this.

Essentially, there are no changes. People have been at work that needed to be at work; if you're able to work from home, you continue to work from home. If your leader or you want to have a conversation about coming into work, then we're asking the leaders to contact Occupational Health & Safety to talk about plans to have people return.

How will work spaces be assessed to ensure they meet new guidelines. What about consolidated departments? i.e. HIM, health records/registration in sites across other health authorities?

With people working at home, there have been some real changes because most of us don't have offices set up at home that meet the same needs as at work. Occupational Health & Safety can do virtual assessments if it’s required. If you have concerns around your workstation, then give OH&S a call and they will take care of that assessment.

One of the most common things we hear from people working at home is that they forget to get up. They are sitting down for too long. We will send out reminders about making sure you get up and stretch, setting the expectations for the day.

When people are coming back into the workplace, they need to give OH&S a call and we will look at what spacing is required. We do want to maintain that physical distance that's required to ensure we're not spreading any viruses. We'll look at each set of circumstances to ensure we have that and that we have hand sanitizing stations. If there's not an ability to maintain that physical distance, we will provide masks to be worn for those circumstances.

Is the organization going to be providing ergonomics for those of us working from home, like a mini desk and computer screens?
We have not gone to that level of actually providing equipment to work at home. It would depend on the particular circumstances. Each circumstance would need a conversation.

Situation Updates:

Government of British Columbia Statements

May 28: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 27: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 26: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 25: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 23: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 22: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 21: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 20: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 19: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 18: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 16: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 15: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 14: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 13: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 12: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 11: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 9: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 8: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 7: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 6: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 5: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 4: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 2: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

May 1: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 30: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 29: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 28: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 27: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 25: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 24: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 23: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 22: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 21: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 20: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 18: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 17: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 16: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 15: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 14: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 13: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 11: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 10: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 9: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 8: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 7: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 6: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 4: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 3: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 2: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

April 1: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

March 31: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

March 30: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 28: Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response

March 27: Joint Statement of Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 26: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0111-000574

March 25: https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2020HLTH0107-000563.htm

March 23: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0044-000546

March 21: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0101-000538

March 20: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0099-000533

March 19: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0095-000525

March 18: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0091-000518

March 17: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0089-000505

March 16: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0086-000499

March 14:https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0082-000494

March 13: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0081-000493

March 12: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0077-000484

March 11: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0074-000470

March 10: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0072-000445

March 9: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0068-000423

March 7: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0064-000413

March 6: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0012-000404

March 5 (PM): https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0062-000393

March 5: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0062-000393

March 4: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0060-000380

March 3: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0056-000365

March 2: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0054-000361

Feb 29: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0052-000356

Feb 25: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0048-000330

Feb 24: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0043-000320

Feb 21: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0041-000304

Feb 19: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0039-000294

Feb 14: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0036-000284

Feb 11: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0028-000258

Feb 7: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0026-000246

Feb 6: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0025-000236

Feb 4: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0023-000222

Feb. 3: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0020-000210

Jan. 31: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0018-000193

Jan. 29: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0016-000176

Jan. 28: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0015-000151

Jan. 25: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0011-000129

Jan. 21: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0010-00010

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