COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Dec. 30, 2020
“This is our last chance to make a difference this year. We recognize the sacrifices you have all made and we thank you for continuing to do your part.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||485||7,551||51,300 (41,681 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
- New cases of COVID-19 in the province: 485
- Active cases: 7,551
- Currently hospitalized with COVID-19: 379
- 77 of whom are in intensive care.
- 9,320 people are currently under active public health monitoring.
- New cases by health authority region:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 117
- Fraser Health: 211
- Island Health: 16
- Interior Health: 57
- Northern Health: 84
- No new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
- There have been 11 new deaths, for a total of 893 COVID-related deaths in the province.
- Since the start of immunizations, 14,027 people have recieved a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.
- The Moderna vaccine, the second approved vaccine in Canada, will arrive in British Columbia this week, with the first doses targeted for remote and isolated First Nations communities and residents of long-term care.
- There are two new health-care facility outbreaks.
- Dr. Henry shared a COVID-19: Year to Date Summary on December 23. It contains epidemiology and modelling for COVID-19 in BC. Click here to read.
- To best position us as we go into 2021, an amendment to provincial health officer (PHO) orders has been put in place to reduce the hours that alcohol may be sold or served on New Year’s Eve:
- The selling and serving of alcohol must cease between 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on Dec. 31, 2020, and 9 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021.
- As before, liquor sales for onsite consumption must cease at 10 p.m. on all other dates.
- This order applies to any establishment that sells or serves alcohol, including bars, restaurants, pubs, liquor stores or grocery stores.
- Read Wednesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Ann Gibbon, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
After-hours media line: 778-999-0064
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns, please email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
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.