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.
Northern Health has released its hand hygiene compliance reports for quarter 3 and 4 (2019-2020).
Northern Health’s Prince George COVID-19 testing collection centre is moving to a new location in Parkwood Place Shopping Centre.
To date, COVID-19 testing has been available at the Prince George Urgent and Primary Care Centre, #143 Parkwood Place, 1600 15th Avenue. Effective Wednesday October 14, 2020, the new location will be #175-1600 15th Ave (near the Cineplex theatre).
The new testing location will allow for appointment-based testing to be available seven days per week, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Northern Health is advising anyone who used the services of Prince George Taxi on October 2nd or 3rd, between the (overnight) hours of 6 pm to 6 am, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Public health officials are asking people who traveled by PG Taxi during this time period, to take extra care to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until October 17th (14 days from the last date of possible exposure). Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, NH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.
People in Prince George will benefit from public healthcare in a modern medical setting, as the Province has approved the concept plan for a new patient care tower, including a new cardiac care unit, at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC).
Northern Health’s Online COVID-19 Clinic and Information Line has experienced a significant increase in call volumes in recent weeks, leading to an increase in wait times for assessment and information.
We are working to increase the size of the Clinic staffing pool, in order to increase call capacity and hours of operation, and to reduce current wait times for assessment.