COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 5, 2020

“If you are getting together with your ‘safe six’ for Thanksgiving, limit your time together prior to or following your meal, seat guests as far apart as possible and opt for individual servings instead of a buffet." - Dr. Bonnie Henry

Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1101,39410,066 (8,398 recovered)
Hospitalized76
ICU Patients17
Deaths1245
VCH/PHCHospitalized236278
ICU Patients111113
On Ventilator458
Discharged8210
Deaths (hospital/ICU)136
SPHHospitalized20
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator4
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths0
MSJHospitalized10
Discharged10
Situation Update
  • Monday’s update includes three reporting periods: 130 positive cases Friday to Saturday, 108 positive cases Saturday to Sunday, 120 positive cases Sunday to Monday. That’s a total of 358 new cases over the weekend, including eight epi-linked cases. 
  • Total COVID-19 cases: 9,739. This includes 3,580 in VCH, 4,980 in Fraser Health, 220 Island Health, 548 in Interior Health, 322 in Northern Health, and 89 reside outside Canada. 
  • There are currently 1,353 active cases, with 66 people hospitalized and 16 in critical care/ICU. 
  • There are 3,010 people under active public health monitoring. 
  • 8,115 British Columbians have now recovered. 
  • An additional four people died this weekend, for a new total of 242 deaths. 
  • There are three new health care outbreaks. The Holy Family Hospital outbreak has been declared over. 
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry released another modelling update today. Details are below. 
  • Read the full news release here. 

DR. BONNIE HENRY MODELLING UPDATE

New modelling was presented today by Dr. Henry, in addition to new guidance for safer Thanksgiving, Halloween and Rememberance Day celebrations.

PHC COVID-19 UPDATE

An update on St. Paul's Hospital 8A and HFH Neighborhoods 1 &2.

TEMPORARY PANDEMIC PAY (TPP) UPDATE

TPP will be processed this coming pay period and eligible employees will receive the payment on October 9, 2020.  

LEAVE OPTIONS FOR STAFF: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

With the start of the school year, we know our staff who have school-aged children are anxious about what to do if their child gets sick, is sent home from school or tests positive for COVID-19. To ease some of this stress, we created a document that outlines all the leave options that may be available to you.  

INTRODUCING AN IMPROVED PHC COVID-19 WEBSITE

We are excited to announce that we are revamping our COVID-19 website, so that it continues to be your one-stop shop for the latest PHC COVID information. Take a look!  

FLU SEASON IS HERE — GET YOUR FLU IMMUNIZATION

It’s that time of year again, our annual Flu Immunization Campaign is here! As we make our way into flu season getting your flu shot is especially important in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

NATIONAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE WEEK

This week we are celebrating the second annual National Catholic Health Care Week from Sunday, October 4 to Saturday, October 10, 2020. 
 

FEDERAL FUNDING SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH MAINTENANCE AND RAMP-UP COSTS INCURRED DUE TO COVID-19

UBC is now undertaking an open call for applications for Stage 3 funding from CRCEF to support research maintenance and ramp-up costs incurred due to COVID-19. 

Q&A: HALLOWEEN

 Q: How can we celebrate Halloween safely this year?  

TAKE YOUR PHC PULSE: ALL STAFF & MEDICAL STAFF SURVEY

Submitted on behalf of Christopher De Bono, PhD, Vice President, Mission, People and Ethics  

Every quarter, we will be checking the ‘PHC pulse’ of our people. Led by Fiona Dalton, our President and CEO, in the spirit of accountability to you and those we serve, we are asking how much you agree with two key statements – so far, more than 700 staff and medical staff have responded – thank you! 

HR QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CLINICAL STAFF: NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR CAREER OPTIONS AT PHC!

Submitted by Tammy Young, Executive Director, People  

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION LISTENING & LEARNING SERIES: SESSION #2

The next session in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Listening and Learning series is this Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This session will address racism at the individual and social level and provide a forum where select speakers will discuss their personal experiences with race discrimination and racism.   

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 Oct 6, 2020 11:00am PDT