COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 9, 2020

“What we do today and every day makes a difference, and we’ve seen that in the progression of the pandemic in B.C. We need to continue to do our part.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry 

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

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal1191,40610,185 (8,502 recovered)
Hospitalized68
ICU Patients19
Deaths245
VCH/PHCHospitalized434282
ICU Patients213116
On Ventilator1761
Discharged56214
Deaths (hospital/ICU)37
SPHHospitalized18
ICU Patients8
On Ventilator4
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
1
Deaths
MSJHospitalized10
Discharged10
Situation Update
  • There are 110 new cases today, including one epi-linked case. 
  • This brings the provincial total to 10,066 cases of COVID-19. By health authority: 3693 VCH, 5175 Fraser Health, 223 Island Health, 557 Interior Health, 330 Northern Health and 89 people who generally reside outside Canada. 
  • There are 1394 active cases. 76 of those people are in the hospital, with 17 in critical care/ICU. 
  • There is one new death, bringing the total numbers of deaths to 245. 
  • 3193 people are under active public health monitoring. 
  • 8398 people have now recovered. 
  • There are no new health care or community outbreaks today. 
  • We continue to have community and school exposures. Notifications are on the BCCDC and health authority websites. 
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry says reaching the milestone of 10,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 should give everyone pause, and serve as a reminder of what we need to do, and continue to do, to keep everyone safe. 
  • Read the full news release here. 
  • For the latest COVID numbers across the province, please see the BCCDC dashboard.  

PHC STEPS UP TO MEET THE SURGING COVID CHALLENGE

St. Paul’s and Mount Saint Joseph hospitals continue to be at the forefront of responding to increasing COVID-19 cases in Vancouver.  

PHC OUTBREAK UPDATE

An update on St. Paul's Hospital's 8A unit and Holy Family Hospital LTC Neighborhood 1 &2.

DR. BONNIE HENRY MODELLING UPDATE

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, provided a COVID-19 modelling update on Monday, October 5. The following is a summary of her key messages: 

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING SAFELY THIS WEEKEND

With COVID-19 still a concern across the province, here are some things you can consider to help make your Thanksgiving celebration safer for everyone. 

NEW COVID-19 COLLECTION CENTRE OPENS TODAY IN NORTH VANCOUVER

 
A new COVID-19 collection centre will open today in North Vancouver, thanks to a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and ICBC.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FACILITIES’ WATER TESTING

Submitted by Anthony Munster, Executive Director – Projects, Planning & Facilities Management 

As part of our regular maintenance activities, Providence Health Care is committed to ensuring that all water systems at its sites are managed appropriately and adhere to all local, provincial and federal guidelines.

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

To ease some of this stress, we created a document that outlines all the leave options that may be available to you.

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. 

CANADIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION HONORS PROVIDENCE NURSES, PAST AND PRESENT, WITH FELLOWSHIP

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) announced the inaugural list of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nurses on September 9, 2020. 

JOIN PHCRI FOR A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

The Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) is holding a Virtual Town Hall and Strategic Plan Kick-off event on October 19. 
 

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. 

 

MEDICAL DEVICE REPROCESSING WEEK IS OCT 11-17

This is the week to celebrate the dedication of Providence Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Technicians who deliver critical services so vital in supporting our front line health care providers throughout the organization.  

PROVIDENCE IN THE PARK: WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A WAY

Although we cannot gather together in Oppenheimer Park as in years past, Providence in the Park continues!

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MUNICIPAL PENSION PLAN

The proposed changes will affect active members in the MPP and will ONLY apply to service earned after January 1, 2022. 

TAKE YOUR PHC PULSE: ALL STAFF & MEDICAL STAFF SURVEY

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

This short survey should take less than five minutes to complete.  

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

Submitted by Tammy Young, Executive Director, People  

In these career-defining times, we are asking our clinical staff to complete a short questionnaire to help us better understand your career goals.  

ICYMI: DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION: SESSION #2 – AN ANTI-RACISM MINDSET: ADDRESSING RACISM AT THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL LEVEL

If you missed yesterday’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Listening and Learning session in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, you can watch it anytime. 

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

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is a Tri-Agency program that is part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  

HALLOWEEN Q&A

The BC Centre for Disease Control has produced some guidelines for the public to safely enjoy Halloween during a pandemic.  

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 8, 2020 5:34pm PDT