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COVID-19 – Outbreak declaration – Laurier Manor, Prince George

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Laurier Manor assisted living facility in Prince George, BC. At the time of the outbreak declaration, there have been two lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among facility residents.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared over at Bulkley Valley District Hospital, Smithers

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Inpatient Unit at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers.

Since the outbreak was declared October 19, five patients and one staff tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the outbreak. Sadly, one of the patients who had tested positive, passed away.

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak, since mid-October.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared over at GR Baker Memorial Hospital, Quesnel

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Inpatient Unit at GR Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel.

Since the outbreak was declared October 14, five patients and five staff tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the outbreak. Sadly, one of the patients who had tested positive, passed away.

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak, since mid-October.

COVID-19 Outbreak declared over at University Hospital of Northern BC – Internal Medicine, Primary Medical Units

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to two COVID-19 outbreaks on the Primary Care Medical (PCMU), and Internal Medicine (IMU) Units (PCMU) at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George.

Since the outbreak was declared on PCMU on September 24, 2021, 20 patients and nine staff tested positive in association with the outbreak. Two patients who had tested positive, passed away.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared at Peace Villa, Fort St. John – Meadow House

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Meadow House at Peace Villa long-term care facility in Fort St. John, following lab-confirmed cases among residents and staff on the unit. At the time of the outbreak declaration, testing has identified three residents and three staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Enhanced outbreak control measures are in effect at Peace Villa.

NH appeal for COVID-19 vaccination and prevention, to reduce strain on resources

Northern Health is appealing to residents of Northeast BC to get immunized and make other COVID-19 precautions a priority, for their own safety and to reduce pressure on the region’s health care system.

The Northeast continues to experience significant COVID-19 activity and hospitalizations, particularly at Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek & District, Hospitals. Both facilities are seeing an increase in patients with confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19, in addition to the ongoing urgent care needs of area residents, resulting in increasingly longer waits to be seen.