COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

“This upcoming long weekend, choose to go small, to spend time with your household bubble instead of a group of strangers, and choose to use the layers of protection, wherever you may go. Remember, we have the tools to be safe and we can make the right choices. To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward, so let’s all make the choices that will keep our communities, our elders, our loved ones and ourselves safe.”

-- Dr. Bonnie Henry 

New CasesToday's Total CasesCumulative Total
BCTotal891,1756,041 (4,644 recovered)
Hospitalized34
ICU Patients11
Deaths1210
VCH/PHCHospitalized18185
ICU Patients280
On Ventilator247
Discharged1144
Deaths (hospital/ICU)33
SPHHospitalized338
ICU Patients10
On Ventilator9
Discharged
(within the last 24 hours)
25
Deaths13
MSJHospitalized9
Discharged9
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
Situation Update
  • There are 89 new cases and 1 epi-linked case. Total number of cases in the province is 6041.

  • By health authority: 2012 VCH, 3155 Fraser Health, 178 Island Health, 450 Interior Health, 167 Northern Health, and 79 who reside outside of Canada.

  • There are currently 1175 active cases. This includes 34 people in hospital, 11 of those patients are in critical care / ICU.

  • There has been one additional death in long-term care, bringing the total number of deaths to 210.

  • 2801 people are currently under active public health surveillance. 

  • 4644 people are now fully recovered.

  • There are two new outbreaks in long-term care, one in Fraser Health and one in VCH.

  • There are a number of exposure events across B.C.

  • Dr. Bonnie Henry presented a modelling update this afternoon. Please see details below.

  • Education Minister Rob Fleming held a press conference today to announce more details of the return-to-school plan. Details are below.

  • There is a new Vancouver COVID-19 Testing Site in Vancouver Community College (VCC): North parking lot # 865 (entrance on 7th Avenue between Keith and Glen Drive). This site is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • The start of the school year in B.C. has been delayed for students due to ongoing preparations linked to COVID-19.Teachers will return to school on Sept. 8th, and students are expected to start on Sept. 10th or later, depending on their school and school district. 

  • Community alerts and exposure events are now posted on the BCCDC website.

  • For today’s full statement, please click here.

B.C. EDUCATION MINISTER ANNOUNCEMENT ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS

B.C.’s Education Minister Rob Fleming held a press conference today to discuss how the federal funding for school restart plans will be utilized. Ottawa has allocated $242 million for the 2020/2021 school year for B.C. The first half of the money will be coming shortly to support the first half of the school year.

DR. BONNIE HENRY MODELLING

Dr. Bonnie Henry presented updated modelling at today’s press conference.

PHOTOS: POST-OUTBREAK ACTIVITIES AT HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL

After a very difficult, long and challenging situation, Holy Family Hospital long-term care staff and residents have been able to start resuming many of the activities they enjoyed before the outbreak. 

REMINDER: UPDATED VISITORS POLICY FOR ACUTE AND LONG TERM CARE

Submitted by Dr. Janet Kow, Interim Vice President, Pandemic Response for PHC & Senior Medical Director, PHC.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19

If you have an exposure to COVID-19, Public Health will determine the risk to you through contact tracing. 

REMINDER: STAFF MUST USE DESIGNATED STAFF DOORS TO ENTER AND EXIT HEALTH CARE SITES

Doors have been designated at some Providence Health Care sites, like St. Paul’s, as “Staff” entrances and exits. Using these doors helps create space for our Screeners to do their roles.

NOTICE TO REPORT: MULTI-SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS (MIS-C)

A rare condition associated with COVID-19, Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents (MIS-C), has been described.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:BACK TO SCHOOL

Read more on this week’s FAQ related to having your child tested for COVID-19. 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING COVID-19: CHANGES IN PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Learn more about the financial support and resources available during COVID-19. 

RESEARCH IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: Q&A WITH JULIE HADDEN

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we all live and work. It’s also changed how we do science. At Providence Health Care, our research community has been faced with shuttered labs and offices, financial uncertainty, and a rapid shift to virtual research environments.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER RIGHT NOW

The news of Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at the age of 43 shocked the world last Friday. The superhero star of Black Panther kept his diagnosis a secret for four years.

FROM THE DAILY SCAN: FINDING HOPE IN THE MIDST OF THE DEVASTATING OPIOID CRISIS

The one thing Karen Scott misses the most is giving hugs. The peer navigator at St. Paul’s Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) helps some of the city’s most vulnerable people.

PROVIDENCE PEOPLE & PARTNERS GET RECOGNIZED DURING THE ANNUAL IPFCC CONFERENCE

In our last bulletin, we shared the news that the PODS project, which was implemented in 2019 on Medicine Units 7C and 7D, had been selected for the 2020 Partnership Award from the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC). 

REMINDER: UNIDENTIFIED PAGERS TO BE DECOMMISSIONED ON SEPTEMBER 30

Important update: Pager call back numbers have been updated to (604) 875-4745 and (604) 806-9099.

ATTEND A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS): A GAME CHANGER FOR COVID-19 DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY ON SEPTEMBER 9

Discover a new type of technology which enables an advanced and innovative approach to clinical care and research in light of COVID-19 on September 9th.

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.

REMINDER: TAKE OUR 1-MINUTE TRAVEL SURVEY

Take a short survey and share your input for the new St. Paul’s Hospital project.

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