COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - March 29, 2020
“Here in Vancouver, you can hear the incredible and heartfelt gratitude of our neighbours every night at 7 o’clock as they clap from their balconies. The community salutes you! And I salute you.” -- Fiona Dalton, Providence Health Care CEO & President
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||9||2,558 (2,153 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
Saturday Provincial Health Update:
92 new test positive cases - 884 confirmed cases in B.C.
81 people in hospital - 52 people in ICU
One additional death: 17 in total
396 people have fully recovered - 45% of total
- Sunday Federal Government Update:
- $200 million will be contributed to supporting shelters throughout the country for Canadians experiencing homelessness and helping women and children fleeing violence.
- $9 million will be contributed through United Way Canada for local organizations that support practical services to Canadian seniors.
- $7.5 million in funding to Kids Help Phone, which provides counselling services to children and youth.
Starting noon Monday, anyone showing signs of COVID-19 will be denied boarding at all domestic flights and intercity passenger trains.
Starting Monday, Translink will leave half of all bus seats vacant to enforce physical distancing.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
After-hours media line: (604) 312-3547
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns, please email COVIDemail@example.com.
Information and resource links:
PHC has a website for staff, medical staff, and researchers to address concerns, questions, protocols and guidelines around sick-leave and compensation-in-lieu for COVID-19. Click here to view the website. This website will be updated daily and is accessible from work and home on your mobile or desktop devices. THIS SHOULD BE YOUR SOURCE OF TRUTH FOR INFORMATION.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.