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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Feb. 2, 2021

“With everyone in B.C. following the restrictions we have in place and always using our layers of protection, we are not only starting to slow the spread in B.C., but are also better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern.”

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal414 4,42668,780
Hospitalized278
ICU Patients80
Deaths161,234
VCH/PHCHospitalized377917
ICU Patients016280
On Ventilator011141
Discharged1313715
Deaths (hospital/ICU)1127
PHCHospitalized229*318
ICU Patients06*84
On Ventilator03*41
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
7247
Deaths031
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update
  • For Tuesday, 429 new cases over the last three days, including 10 epi-linked cases, for a total of 68,366 cases in British Columbia.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • VCH – 112
    • Fraser Health – 202
    • Island Health - 27
    • Interior Health - 51
    • Northern Health - 35
  • Currently, 7,080 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
  • To date, 140,452 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 5,097  of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

Providence Health Care has a number of Enhanced Surveillances and Outbreaks that the PHC Pandemic Response Team is currently managing with operational and site leads, in partnership with Public Health. Enhanced cleaning, stringent IPAC and PPE protocols and monitoring and testing of staff and patients continue in all affected areas.

YOU’RE INVITED! NEXT PHC STAFF AND MEDICAL STAFF TOWN HALL THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

You’re invited to our next PHC All Staff and Medical Staff Town Hall on February 5, 2021.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – LATEST UPDATES

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

This week, we continue to prioritize second doses of COVID-19 vaccine for staff and medical staff who received their first dose between Tuesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 24

COVID-19 VACCINE Q+A

Q: I have a family member who will be eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination in the coming weeks. How will they know when it’s their turn?

LONG TERM CARE, ASSISTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SITES

COVID-19 data is available on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website, including outbreak and case information. The January 21, 2021 weekly COVID-19 long-term care outbreak report is also available on the website.

WELCOMING HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKERS TO PROVIDENCE

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and increased the need for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) across the province, particularly in long-term care (LTC) homes and assisted living sites. In responding to this need, the Government of British Columbia partnered with regional health authorities and Providence Health Care to launch the Health Career Access Program (HCAP) – an expedited education and training program for entry-level employment in the health sector.

FREE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: HEALTH LITERACY FOR FRONTLINE CLINICIANS

A free education opportunity is available for a limited number of frontline clinicians. The Health Literacy for Frontline Clinicians course is a workshop offered on March 24th from 0900-1230 and will be facilitated by the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation & Innovation (CCMI) –  a contracted operator through the Ministry of Health’s Patients as Partners program.

DESPERATELY SEEKING SELFIES

Submitted by St. Paul’s Foundation

We need your pictures! St. Paul’s Future Leaders have kicked off a truly unique fundraiser in support of mental health initiatives at St. Paul’s Hospital.

THE ANATOMY OF A PHISHING EMAIL

It's the start of February…and that means for this month's Security Awareness theme we'll focus on everything you need to know about "phishing" in order to stay safe. Namely, our news articles, infographics, videos, webinars, and contests will teach you how to identity and avoid phishing scams throughout 2021.

FINDING NEMO AT YOUVILLE RESIDENCE

Submitted by Karen Leon, Program Admin Assistant, Elder Care

It’s no secret that fish tanks have a measurable positive impact on health; such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving focus and creativity, and soothing of the mind.

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.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence Health:

FUTURE LEADER SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: “HOPE AND RESILIENCE: MENTAL HEALTH DURING A PANDEMIC”

Join us for a healing conversation with an expert panel who will share their frontline stories and tangible strategies to cope with illness, uncertainty, loss, and loneliness.

DISRUPTION AND RECOVERY: AI’S ROLE IN POST-PANDEMIC HEALTH CARE, FEATURING PROVIDENCE’S SOYEAN KIM

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of health care in Canada and around the world. Innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the core of this transformation, and could play a significant role in future economic-recovery efforts.

This page last updated Feb 2, 2021 6:31pm PST