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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Jan. 22, 2021

“We need to remember our risk remains high right now, even as we protect more and more people with vaccine. We are not at the point where we can lift restrictions in our community or long-term care.”

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1,344 (three days)4,39264,828 (57,831 recovered)
Hospitalized328
ICU Patients68
Deaths261,154
VCH/PHCHospitalized383877
ICU Patients016269
On Ventilator09137
Discharged116680
Deaths (hospital/ICU)0120
PHCHospitalized235*297
ICU Patients05*79
On Ventilator01*39
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
227
Deaths27
*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive
Situation Update

TODAY’S NEWS

  • For Friday, there are 508 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 63,484 cases in British Columbia.
  • There are 4,479 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • New cases by health authority region:
    • VCH – 132
    • Fraser Health – 228
    • Island Health - 13
    • Interior Health - 79
    • Northern Health - 55
    • New cases, residing outside of Canada: 1
  • Currently, 6,719 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
  • To date, 110,566 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 2,202 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
  • Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE AT ST. PAUL’S AND MSJ: A MESSAGE FROM FIONA DALTON, PHC PRESIDENT & CEO

At the end of a difficult week, it feels important to me to reach out personally to acknowledge the complexities and challenges of the situation and to say thank you to everyone who has gone above and beyond, and I know will continue to do so over the next few days.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

On January 22, Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the 7C Medicine Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital after four patients tested positive. There are no positive staff cases to date. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM – LATEST UPDATES

Submitted by the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Program Planning Team

This week we began to administer second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care and acute-care staff and medical staff immunized in the first week of our vaccination campaign.

B.C. ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT PLAN


British Columbians are a step closer to receiving their COVID-19 immunizations, with additional details and timelines released for the largest and most complex immunization plan to ever roll out in B.C.

PHC CST UPDATE: CYCLE 3 CLINICS GO LIVE IN 3 DAYS!

On Monday, January 25 another eight clinics across Holy Family, Mount Saint Joseph and St. Paul’s Hospital will go-live with CST Cerner. 

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

ALL STAFF ADVERSE WEATHER GUIDELINES 2021

With snow expected to begin tomorrow night and into Sunday for most of the Lower Mainland, staff may need to plan for a longer commute time or possibly think about alternative arrangements to get to work should the snow affect your commute. 

COMING SOON! ONLINE T4 STATEMENTS FOR PROVIDENCE STAFF

In late February, Providence together with Vancouver Coastal Health is moving T4s online!

CALLING ALL ENTRIES! SUCCESSFULLY NAME PHC’S NEW INTRANET AND WIN A PRIZE

Did you hear the news? PHC is launching a new intranet (to replace PHC Connect) this Spring and we want your help with coming up with a name. The more creative the better!

JANUARY CARE CONNECTION NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

Please check out the January issue of the Care Connection newsletter.

APPLY FOR $1,000 TO MAKE YOUR WORKPLACE HEALTHIER AND GREENER!

Do you have a great idea for an environmentally sustainable workplace project? GreenCare is now accepting applications until January 31, 2021 to apply for up to $1,000 in funding to support sustainability in your workplace!

SIX WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD AND IDENTITY THEFT

Passwords will continue to play a critical part of everyday life - from logging into your computer to accessing your email. So, to help prevent password and identity theft, here are six ways to create and manage strong passwords.

UPCOMING EVENT | DR. BRIAN GRUNAU: CHÉOS WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINAR – FEBRUARY 10

The first Work in Progress (WiP) seminar of 2021 will be on February 10th from 12:00–1:00 PST and will be presented by Dr. Brian Grunau. The WiP series is presented by the Centre of Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences.

This page last updated Jan 22, 2021 7:07pm PST