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COVID-19 All-Staff Bulletin - Nov. 3, 2020

“Today, much of the recent transmission is connected to social gatherings. That is why it is so important to keep our groups small." - Dr. Réka Gustafson, BC’s deputy provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal2993,01715,800 (12,430 recovered)
Hospitalized92
ICU Patients22
Deaths3272
VCH/PHCHospitalized442353
ICU Patients111134
On Ventilator1774
Discharged13271
Deaths (hospital/ICU)44
SPHHospitalized17
ICU Patients5
On Ventilator3
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
Deaths
MSJHospitalized1
Discharged1
Situation Update
  • Today, 299 new cases were announced, for a total of 15,800 in the province.
  • There are 3,107 active cases. 6,888 people are under active public health monitoring.
  • Currently 92 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care.
  • By health authority region: VCH – 4,993; Fraser Health – 9,234; Island Health - 270; Interior Health - 788; Northern Health - 425 and 90 people who generally reside outside Canada.     
  • There has been three new deaths, for a total of 272 COVID-related deaths in BC.
  • There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Belvedere Care Centre. In total, 27 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
  • Read today’s statement here.

LOW-RISK COVID-19 EXPOSURE AT BROCK FAHRNI

On Monday, November 2, Public Health notified all St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni staff, residents and families that a low-risk COVID-19 exposure was identified on the fourth floor green neighbourhood. 

OCTOBER 26 TOWN HALL Q&A: NEW QUESTIONS, NOW ANSWERED

If you missed the PHC All-Staff Virtual Town Hall on Monday, October 26, we’ve compiled all of the Q&As.

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

Reminder: as we make our way into flu season, getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic

A SON’S WARNING – TAKE COVID-19 SERIOUSLY. PLEASE SHARE.

Over the months since his mother’s tragic passing at Holy Family Hospital (HFH), Jason Allard has transformed his initial anger into a desire to use Elder Carole’s story to advocate for change. Listen and please share his message.

REMINDER: INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROTOCOLS DURING COVID-19

We don’t know what next year will bring with regards to travel, so as you start to make your plans for next year, please keep in mind what the current protocols are for international travel.

ICU DEATHS FALL AT ST. PAUL’S AS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS LEADS TO NEW TREATMENTS

While the number of patients in St. Paul’s Hospital’s intensive care unit has roughly doubled since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the death rate among these acutely ill people has decreased since then, says a St. Paul’s ICU doctor.

WORKING FROM HOME BECAUSE OF COVID-19? HAVE YOUR HEARD ABOUT CITRIX GATEWAY VPN?

Has COVID-19 and work from home life changed your workday?  Are you working from home most days? Do you have a PHC issued laptop?  If you answered yes, Citrix Gateway VPN might be the right solution for you.

SPIRITUAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: MEET NICU, SPIRITUAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Last week  marked Spiritual Health Awareness Week. To recognize this event, we caught up with Nicu Liuta, Spiritual Health Practitioner.

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 MEDICINE, OLDER ADULT & PALLIATIVE PROGRAM’S INAUGURAL UNSUNG HERO AWARD RECIPIENTS

After what seemed like a long delay due to COVID-19, the Medicine, Older Adult & Palliative Program announced the recipients of the 2020 Unsung Hero Award.

TAKE A SURVEY TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH AT PROVIDENCE

If you conduct, support or participate in research at Providence, the PHC Research Institute (PHCRI) invites you to take a short survey that asks a series of high-level questions aimed at better understanding who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

COMPLETE A SURVEY TO IMPROVE THE VIRTUAL HEALTH USER EXPERIENCE

Help us improve Virtual Health Visits! Please share your feedback in our online survey from November 2 - 30.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) SESSION #4 – COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT POWER AND ANTI-RACISM AT THE STRUCTURAL LEVEL

The fourth and final session in our DEI Listening and Learning series in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is on Wednesday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES AT SPH – SATURDAY, NOV. 7

Due to electrical maintenance, on Saturday, November 7, between 6:45 am and 7:00 am, there will be a 20 second power outage affecting normal power only in the Providence Building, Burrard South and McDonald wing.

EVENT | CGSHE SPEAKER SERIES: DR. TONIA POTEAT

The next Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) Speaker Series event features Dr. Tonia Poteat speaking about Intersectional Stigma Research for Transgender Health Justice.

EVENT | THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Join us for a one hour webinar to learn the dangers of Social Media and what you can do to stay protected. You may even win a prize!

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.

This page last updated Nov 3, 2020 6:15pm PST