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COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Nov. 27, 2020

“It is a cruel irony, in many ways, that when we most need to be with people, that is the most dangerous thing that we can do with this level of transmission we’re seeing in communities across the province.”  

- Dr. Bonnie Henry

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal2,354 (three days)8,85533,238 (23,111 recovered)
Hospitalized316
ICU Patients75
Deaths46441
VCH/PHCHospitalized597531
ICU Patients18175
On Ventilator1399
Discharged39371
Deaths (hospital/ICU)69
PHCHospitalized28186
ICU Patients553
On Ventilator330
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
141
Deaths21
Situation Update
  • Today, 911 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 30,884 cases in BC.
    • 21,998 people who tested positive have recovered.
  • There are 10,430 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • There are 301 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 69 of whom are in intensive care.
  • New cases by health authority region: VCH – 153; Fraser Health – 649; Island Health - 27; Interior Health - 47; Northern Health - 35, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
  • There have been 11 new deaths, for a total of 395 COVID-related deaths in the province.
  • TransLink also updated their mask policy: in addition to wearing masks aboard TransLink vehicles, riders must also wear masks or face coverings while waiting for transit at all bus stops, bus loops, bus exchanges, stations and platforms.
  • Transit Police will also enforce fines of $230. The list of exemptions to this can be found here.
  • Read Friday's joint statement of BC's COVID-19 response.
  •  For the latest information on the new provincial health orders, go to: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19

WHAT HAPPENS IF A STAFF GETS SICK OR IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19?

To help make sure you know what you’re responsible for and what you can expect if there is a possible or confirmed COVID-19 staff exposure where you work, we have developed a set of Q&As and flow chart.

PHC COVID RESPONSE UPDATE

Submitted by the PHC Pandemic Response Team

Providence Health Care is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic challenge in coordination with our Health Authority partners, providing supports to staff to manage patient and resident care, while adapting to new provincial orders and policies.

ASK US: YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19, ANSWERED – PART 3

CLICK HERE TO WATCH the third installment of “Ask Us” featuring Dr. Janet Kow, Vice President of Pandemic Response, answering staff questions about COVID-19.

VIRTUAL MEMORIAL AT MSJ 2ECU

On Friday, November 20, MSJ 2ECU held a virtual memorial over Zoom to remember and honor our residents who have passed on this past year. 

FACES OF THE FRONT LINES AT PROVIDENCE

Meet William Grimm, who has only ever worked as an RN in the world of COVID-19. 

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: UBC-PROVIDENCE SCIENTISTS JOIN FORCES WITH WESTJET AND YVR FOR COVID-19 TESTING STUDY

Over the last two decades, clinician-scientist Dr. Don Sin has spent his days doing research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease while also caring with patients with the debilitating disease. Then COVID-19 hit.

YOU ARE INVITED! PHC CREATING THE NEW FUTURE – DECEMBER OFFERINGS

COVID-19 has been a difficult time. As leaders, we have been challenged to adapt our leadership style — embracing whatever challenges come our way.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION PATIENTS DO BETTER WITH SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAN DRUGS AS INITIAL TREATMENT: STUDY

A new St. Paul's Hospital study shows more invasive ablation has better results than medication. 

HOW TO FOSTER RESILIENCY IN KIDS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN CONTEXT OF COVID-19

Parenting at any time can be challenging; parenting during COVID-19 can be even more stressful. Here are some tips for supporting your child during COVID-19.

PROVIDENCE IN THE NEWS

Check out the latest media coverage featuring Providence Health Care.

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 27, 2020 5:18pm PST