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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - August 13, 2020

We need to help the young people in our lives to rejoin the fight and to remind them we are counting on them. -- Health Minister Adrian Dix

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal785784,274 (3,500 recovered)
Hospitalized9
ICU Patients4
Deaths196
VCH/PHCHospitalized4174
ICU Patients277
On Ventilator44
Discharged137
Deaths (hospital/ICU)33
SPHHospitalized135
ICU Patients10
On Ventilator9
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
24
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized9
Discharged9
HFHResidents53 (30 recovered)
Staff35 (35 recovered)
Total88
Deaths21
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • There are 78 new cases today. This brings the total number of cases in BC to 4,274.

  • By health authority: 1,306 VCH, 2,242 Fraser Health, 150 Island Health, 398 Interior Health, 106 Northern Health, and 72 who reside outside Canada.

  • There are currently 578 active cases. Of these cases, nine are in hospital, with four in the ICU.

  • No new deaths to report today.

  • There are now 3,500 people who have recovered.

  • 1,878 close contacts are currently in isolation and being monitored by public health.

  • There are no new outbreaks in the health care system. Seven outbreaks, including the one at Holy Family, remain active.

  • One new community outbreak at the Okanagan Correctional Centre with three staff members involved.

  • Health Authorities continue to issue community exposure alerts for a number of places around the province and for flights arriving from outside the province.

  • Stronger messaging will be coming about social gatherings and private parties. Public health limits must be followed and will be enforced.

  • Dr. Bonnie Henry presented a modelling update today. Details are in the story below.

  • Learn how to enjoy the summer while being safe. Download Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide here: “Spread fun, not COVID-19.” 

  • The start of the school year in B.C. has been delayed for students due to ongoing preparations linked to COVID-19.Teachers will return to school on Sept. 8th, and students are expected to start on Sept. 10th. 

  • Community alerts and exposure events are now posted on the BCCDC website.

  • For today’s full statement, please click here.

DR. BONNIE HENRY’S MODELLING UPDATE

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided a modelling update today. The most noticeable trend with the steady increase of cases in the last week is the decrease in median age of people affected. 

HOLY FAMILY COVID OUTBREAK UPDATE

Although Holy Family Long Term Care (LTC) remains in a COVID-19 outbreak situation, today marks 20 straight days without a resident testing positive for the virus. Holy Family staff, medical staff and contracted services staff are fully committed and engaged in addressing the outbreak, while continuing to provide exceptional and compassionate care to residents. They have been the heroes of this unfortunate and tragic outbreak and we celebrate and recognize their daily contributions, such as those of Elvira Santiago (pictured above).

PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE COMPLETES SALE OF BURRARD STREET PROPERTY

A message from Fiona Dalton, President & CEO, Providence Health Care.

PARKING - UPDATE AND REMINDERS

The City of Vancouver has extended the current street parking exemptions for health care workers until August 31, 2020. This will be the final extension.

UNIDENTIFIED PAGERS TO BE DECOMMISSIONED ON SEPTEMBER 30

Important update: Pager call back numbers have been updated to (604) 875-4745 and (604) 806-9099.

NEW & IMPROVED EFAP COMING SEPTEMBER 2020

On behalf of Providence Health Care, we are pleased to announce that Homewood Health will be providing Providence staff with enhanced services through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) effective September 1, 2020.

ATTEND A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS): A GAME CHANGER FOR COVID-19 DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY ON SEPTEMBER 9

Discover a new type of technology which enables an advanced and innovative approach to clinical care and research in light of COVID-19 on September 9th.

PANDEMIC FATIGUE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO COPE?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, what we do both inside and outside of the workplace directly reflects the potential impact of our work and the safety of the most vulnerable people that we care for either in the community, acute care, or long-term care sites. In addition to being vigilant and taking the proper precautions to protect others, it is also important to take care of yourself and acknowledge when you feel fatigued and stressed. 

TRANSLINK BUS STOP BALANCING PILOT PROJECT INCLUDES ST. PAUL’S ROUTE

TransLink is embarking on a Bus Stop Balancing pilot program to improve speed and reliability of bus service while maintaining access for riders by strategically removing stops that are spaced too closely together.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: ST. PAUL’S AUDIOLOGY TEAM TRANSFORMS LIVES OF BC FAMILY

Shortly after audiologists at St. Paul’s Hospital activated his cochlear implant in June, Gordon Peters phoned home.

STAFF WELLNESS AND SUPPORT

The Wellness & Support Team encourages you to reach out for help when you need it.  You’re there for them.  We’re there for you.

REMINDER: TAKE OUR 1-MINUTE TRAVEL SURVEY

Take a short survey and share your input for the new St. Paul’s Hospital project.

IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence Health Care.

This page last updated Aug 13, 2020 5:42pm PDT