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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Nov. 20, 2020

“Today, on World Children’s Day, let’s look to our future generations and the brightness ahead, and let’s do our part for every child in our province, our nation and the world.”  - Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal5167,12225,474 (17,447 recovered)
Hospitalized2271,451
ICU Patients57
Deaths10331
VCH/PHCHospitalized1068445
ICU Patients115159
On Ventilator788
Discharged59328
Deaths (hospital/ICU)154
SPHHospitalized8
ICU Patients2
On Ventilator2
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths
MSJHospitalized3
Discharged
Situation Update
  • Today, 516 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, were reported for a total of 25,474 cases in BC.
  • There are 7,122 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 227 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 57 of whom are in intensive care. 
  • Currently, 10,002 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 17,477 people who tested positive have recovered.
  • New cases by health authority region: VCH – 148 (7,404); Fraser Health – 294 (15,742 total); Island Health - 17 (446 total); Interior Health - 31 (1,203 total); Northern Health - 25 (588 total).
  • There have been 10 new deaths, for a total of 331 COVID-related deaths in BC. 
  • New provincial health orders were announced yesterday, focusing on three areas: social gatherings, workplaces and group physical activities.  Information on the province-wide restrictions can be found here, including more details on the restrictions by sector. 
  • There are three new health-care facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks.
  • Read Friday's joint statement of BC's COVID-19 response.

AN IMPORTANT VIDEO MESSAGE FROM FIONA DALTON, PRESIDENT & CEO

If you missed yesterday’s Providence Town Hall, please watch this important message from Fiona Dalton, Providence Health Care President & CEO.

PHC COVID UPDATE

It’s a busy time across Providence with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic picking up speed. 

NOVEMBER 19 PHC ALL-STAFF TOWN HALL: RECORDING + Q/A

On Thursday, November 19, PHC held an all-staff virtual Town Hall. Almost 1,000 of you tuned in.

PHC BREAKROOMS AND LOUNGES, HIGH RISK LOCATION FOR COVID TRANSMISSION

A message from Dr. Janet Kow, VP PHC Pandemic Response

If we all keep to IPAC and public health guidelines, we can keep our patients and co-workers safe – it’s your personal and professional responsibility.

NO ACCESS TO BURRARD BUILDING VIA COMOX DOOR

Effective yesterday afternoon, the Comox door can no longer be used as an entrance or exit into the Burrard Building, unless by staff working shifts in the Emergency Department. The door will still function as a fire exit.

ASK US: YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19, ANSWERED – PART 2

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the second installment of “Ask Us” featuring Dr. Victor Leung, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, answering staff questions about COVID-19.

PROVINCE-WIDE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED

New provincial restrictions have been announced to limit the spread of COVID-19 in BC. All individuals, places of work and business in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel.

CORPORATE (NON-CONTRACT) SELF-SCREENING PROTOCOL

While we continue to actively support our staff who are able to successfully work from home (WFH), to do so throughout this pandemic, our offices remain open and it is safe to come to work.

FROM JUST ONE COVID-19 POSITIVE WEDDING GUEST…

Fraser Health’s public health teams are piecing together the puzzle of COVID-19 transmission in their region. Take a look at what that puzzle looks like in three examples using real data, including this one: a COVID-19 positive wedding guest.

GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION TODAY AT ONE OF OUR FLU CLINICS

All Health Care staff, volunteers, visitors, contractors, students and medical staff in patient care areas are required to receive the influenza vaccination or wear a surgical/procedure mask during flu season.  

LIGHTS OF HOPE RETURNS ….. AT HOME

Ringing in the holiday season and marking the beginning of St. Paul’s Foundation’s annual Lights of Hope giving campaign, thousands of sparkling lights and a digital fireworks display lit up St. Paul’s Hospital last night.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CST SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION

It took us years of preparation, but our successful implementation of CST Cerner at St. Paul’s, Mount Saint Joseph and Holy Family hospitals one year ago was a significant leap for Providence Health Care and our pursuit of digitally-enabled health care; and, not a moment too soon.

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR PHC HOLIDAY POINSETTIA!

As we head into the holiday season, our friends at Meadowlands Horticultural want to say THANK YOU for all you have done this year to keep our patients and residents safe.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

One of our St. Paul’s Palliative Care volunteers, Enrico Gatchalian, wrote a poem for our patients and dedicated health care staff. Take a look.

WELLNESS TIP – HOW TO STAY ACTIVE IN WINTER DURING A PANDEMIC?

Submitted by the Wellness and Support team

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 Care.

This page last updated Nov 20, 2020 6:31pm PST