The Ministry of Health and BC's provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statements regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.
Northern Health is rescinding the outbreak called on November 18th at Peace Villa Long Term Care Home.
The outbreak was called after a potential exposure was identified and out of an abundance of caution. Upon additional investigation, the result confirmed that there was not an exposure at the facility.
To confirm at this time, there is no evidence of transmission of illness among staff or residents within the Peace Villa facility.
Northern Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the LNG Canada Project Site in Kitimat, BC, where JGC Fluor (JFJV) is the prime contractor, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff working at this location.
Northern Health is implementing enhanced COVID-19 precautions at Peace Villa in Ft St John, following lab confirmation of a single COVID-positive case in a worker at the site. Communication with Peace Villa staff, residents, and families is underway.
Northern Health is urging caution as we see COVID-19 activity surging across the province. NH is concerned with the upward trend and frequency of new cases and clusters in the region.
Recent orders in the Fraser Valley issued by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to address cases in the Lower Mainland are not currently directed at Northern Health; however, we need your support to avoid more stringent measures. We are encouraging against non-essential travel and are asking people to ensure they are following all of the current orders, guidance, and advice.
Ongoing monitoring and testing of staff and residents at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek has identified additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19. NH Medical Health Officers declared a facility outbreak on November 2, 2020 following confirmation of a single lab-confirmed case in a staff member.
Northern Health is implementing enhanced COVID-19 precautions at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek, following lab confirmation of a single COVID-positive case in a staff member. Communication with Rotary Manor staff, residents, and families is underway.
This year, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot to protect against the spread of influenza, especially for those at highest risk of illness. There is no COVID-19 vaccine yet, but we do have influenza vaccines. We can take influenza out of the mix.