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COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - JULY 30, 2020

It is easy to socialize safely and that’s what we all need to do this B.C. Day weekend. To do this, let’s keep our groups small and keep a safe distance from others, no matter where we may be.

-- Dr. Bonnie Henry, July 30th

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal503641 (3168 recovered)
Hospitalized5
ICU Patients2
Deaths1195
VCH/PHCHospitalized2171
ICU Patients74
On Ventilator44
Discharged1137
Deaths (hospital/ICU)32
SPHHospitalized234
ICU Patients9
On Ventilator9
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
24
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized9
Discharged9
HFHResidents53 (26 recovered)
Staff35 (30 recovered)
Total88
Deaths119
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • Today, there have been 29 new cases, for a total of 3,591 cases in B.C.

  • There are 242 active cases within the province, and 3,155 people who tested positive have recovered.

  • Currently, five individuals are hospitalized, two of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering in self-isolation.

  • Cases by health authority: 1,076 in VCH, 1,865 in Fraser Health, 143 in Island Health, 360 Interior Health, 86 Northern Health region, and 61 people who reside outside of Canada.

  • There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 194 deaths in B.C.

  • There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. 

  • There is one long-term care facility outbreak at Holy Family Hospital, and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks.

  • There are no new community outbreaks, with no new cases on Haida Gwaii and 59 cases connected to Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

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

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

HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL COVID OUTBREAK UPDATE

The VCH-PHC Holy Family Outbreak Management team, staff, medical staff and contracted staff are continuing to work around the clock to minimize the COVID-19 outbreak at Holy Family Hospital Long Term Care (LTC) and keep residents and staff safe.

ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL NICU OUTBREAK UPDATE

Public Health declared the St. Paul’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) outbreak officially over, effective July 28, 2020. The Maternity unit was not part of the outbreak and remained open throughout the outbreak period.

REMINDER: NO SCRUBS OUTSIDE

Another reminder in times like these, all eyes are on us as a health system. That includes the public observing us outside of the hospital.

CITY OF VANCOUVER EXTENDS PARKING EXEMPTIONS UNTIL AUGUST 15

The City of Vancouver has extended the current street parking exemptions for health care workers until August 15, 2020. The exemptions were previously set to expire July 31.

BC STUDENTS RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER

B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming and Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the province’s plans for school in September yesterday. Starting September 8, we will be moving to Stage 2 of the Education Restart Plan - full-time in-class learning.

MEET ALESSANDRO SALVINO

As teams continue working around the clock at Holy Family Hospital to keep residents and staff safe from COVID-19 and to end the outbreak, we wanted to check-in on the staff who stepped-up to be redeployed from their home worksites to help care for our vulnerable residents.

PANDEMIC PAY CLARIFICATION UPDATE

In response to some questions from staff on the various areas of compensation that have been implemented for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing additional clarity and an update on when staff can start to see some of these payment(s).

WELLNESS TIP OF THE DAY

Are you tired and sore? We encourage you to check out the services available for PHC staff.

TAKE OUR 1-MINUTE TRAVEL SURVEY

Take a short survey and share your input here.

IMPROVED: SERVICE DESK LONG WAIT TIMES

The service desk phone line wait times have been reduced.

SPH HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT MEETS DONOR FAMILY AFTER WRITING EACH OTHER FOR 17 YEARS

Imagine being able to meet the family of heroes who made a decision that saved your life. For St. Paul’s heart transplant recipient Carrie Jung, this dream came true.

This page last updated Jul 30, 2020 5:03pm PDT