NEW - The BC government is announcing $6.4 million to recruit and retain health care workers in Northern BC. The province launching a new program funded directly by the province and not Norther Health. #bcpoli
NEW - British Columbia will turn 24 ambulance stations from on call to 24 hour service. This will benefit Fernie, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Lake Country and many other communities. #bcpoli
This will mean higher and more consistent pay for Emergency Health Service workers. #bcpoli
On a newborn and tween in ICU with COVID and revealing it on Twitter, Dix says they have been discharged and are healthy. Says the province discloses info on ages to providing a sense of the virus. #bcpoli
On elementary aged child and how many children have been hospitalized from COVID, Dix says there is one child in ICU receiving critical care. Says he can't speak about individual cases. ICU numbers show people unvaccinated are at risk of COVID health effects. #bcpoli
As of yesterday's data, 119 people in ICU in BC are adults, 2 are children. 50-59 makes up the largest group with 35 in ICU. #bcpoli
On pressure on Northern Health system with COVID-19 cases growing, Dix says Northern Health say additional restrictions last week and vaccine card is now in place. #bcpoli
Dix also speaks to children being less likely to get COVID-19 than others. The rates of transmission among children is still lower than the general population. #bcpoli

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15 Sep
Reading through the vaccine card order.
Here are places where vaccines are not required:
The Legislative Assembly
A council, board, or trust committee of a local authority as defined under the Community Charter, the Local Government Act or the Islands Trust Act. #bcpoli
School boards when holding a meeting or public hearing without members of the public attending in person.
The distribution of food or other supplies to people in need.
Health or social services provided to people in
need, such as warming or cooling centres.
Swimming pools, unless the location of an event.
Skating rinks when not being used for adult sport.
Fitness facilities which are part of a hotel or similar establishment.
Rehabilitation or exercise therapy programs.
Read 7 tweets
14 Sep
NEW - B.C. is reporting 677 new cases of COVID-19, including 20 epi-linked cases, for a total of 175,819 cases in the province. #bcpoli
There are currently 6,165 active cases of COVID-19.
288 individuals are in hospital (up 10).
140 are in intensive care (up 1). #bcpoli
Fraser: 237 new, 1,948 active
Coastal: 102 new, 1,030 active
Interior: 153 new, 1,583 active
Northern: 99 new, 964 active
Island: 86 new, 627 active
Read 5 tweets
13 Sep
As of today 85.8% (3,978,624) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.4% (3,632,547) received their second dose. #bcpoli
Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,984 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 175,142 cases in the province:
* Sept. 10-11: 823 new cases
* Sept. 11-12: 641 new cases
* Sept. 12-13: 520 new cases
There are 5,825 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 167,078 people who tested positive have recovered. 278 individuals are in hospital and 139 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Read 5 tweets
13 Sep
NEW - All health care workers in the province must be immunized to work in a health care facility in British Columbia. Includes home and community care and comes into place on October 26. #bcpoli
Every individual request for religious or medial exemption will be reviewed by the PHO. #bcpoli
This is immunization against COVID-19, not all immunizations. #bcpoli
Read 6 tweets
23 Aug
NEW - B.C. is reporting 1,711 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 160,630 cases in BC.
Aug. 20-21: 724 new cases
Aug. 21-22: 545 new cases
Aug. 22-23: 442 new cases
There are 5,056 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
133 individuals are in hospital and 80 are in intensive care. #bcpoli
Fraser: 419 new, 1,194 active
Coastal: 290 new, 1,223 active
Interior: 768 new, 1,930 active
Northern: 100 new, 298 active
Island: 133 new, 401 active
Outside Canada: 1 new, 10 active
Read 7 tweets
23 Aug
NEW - British Columbia will be requiring proof of vaccination for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events. As of September 13, one dose of vaccine will be required for entry to these settings. #bcpoli
By October 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully vaccinated at least seven days after receiving both doses. #bcpoli
Here is a full list of where vaccine will be required:

-Indoor ticketed sporting events
-Indoor concerts
-Indoor theatre/dance/symphony events
-Restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
-Night clubs
-Movie theatres
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