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B.C.’s Restart Plan On May 25, the province launched a four-step plan to carefully bring people back together. On July 1, we moved to Step 3 with many restrictions now reduced or eliminated. The fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic began in August 2021. The seven-day rolling average number of cases and the number of hospitalizations … Continued

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B.C.’s Restart Plan On May 25, the province launched a four-step plan to carefully bring people back together. On July 1, we moved to Step 3 with many restrictions now reduced or eliminated. The fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic began in August 2021. The first week saw the seven-day rolling average for new cases nearly … Continued

B.C.’s Restart Plan On May 25, the province launched a four-step plan to carefully bring people back together. On July 1, we moved to Step 3 with many restrictions now reduced or eliminated. The fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic began in August 2021. The first week saw the seven-day rolling average for new cases nearly … Continued

B.C.’s Restart Plan On June 15, 2021, the province moved to Step 2 of the BC Restart Plan and on July 1, 2021 we moved to Step 3. Masks are still recommended in all indoor spaces until you are fully vaccinated, 14 days after you have had your second dose of the vaccine. People are … Continued

B.C.’s Restart Plan On May 25, 2021, Premier John Horgan released B.C.’s Restart: A Plan to Bring Us Back Together . This plan was developed with guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer. Implemented on May 25, progression through the steps will depend on the … Continued

The B.C. Seniors Advocate is reviewing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long Term Care and Assisted Living and she needs to hear from front line staff. A province wide survey open to all staff who work in LTC/AL has been launched and we encourage all members to participate. Contact your facility for the survey access code for … Continued

Provincial Health Officer Orders The provincial health officer orders that were set to expire on April 19 have been extended and are now in effect to May 24, 2021 at midnight. For restaurants, bars and pubs, all food and liquor-serving premises must only provide take-out or delivery service. Dine-in service is prohibited, except for outdoor … Continued