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NH regional Public Health Orders lifted; provincial COVID-19 restrictions apply

Northern Health (NH) is aligning public health orders for Gatherings and Events with COVID-19 restrictions for the rest of BC.

The current NH Gatherings and Events COVID-19 Order has been in place since December 24, 2021, as NH and provincial public health officials have continually evaluated rates of COVID-19 activity, and the impact on health care resources. The north continues to see increases in the number of new COVID cases, while rates of serious illness and hospitalizations have not increased beyond levels seen elsewhere in the province.

Vaccine appointment capacity doubling in Prince George; brief pause on bookings

**January 8 update to the below information bulletin released yesterday: The booking pause referred to is no longer required, and the additional capacity for upcoming Prince George vaccine clinics at the PG Conference & Civic Centre are available for booking in the Get Vaccinated provincial system, online and by phone. Thank you.**


Northern Health is working to double capacity for COVID-19 vaccinations in Prince George, adding additional clinic days each week and returning to the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre for expanded clinic space.

Call out for qualified health care providers

Northern Health is appreciative of all the assistance we have received to date from health care providers in the North supporting our COVID-19 immunization clinics. This support has been an integral component of Northern Health’s COVID-19 response, administering vaccine doses to mitigate impacts of COVID-19 on our communities and health care system.

Right now Northern Health is seeking help.

Overdose Alert: Northern BC

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There has been an increase in overdose events across the Northern region from substances sold as down.

The Northern Health region is awaiting the 2022 New Year's baby (updated Jan 1)

Every New Year’s Day, Northern Health monitors its hospitals and labour and delivery units for the birth of New Year’s babies across the region.

Watch this page for updates on the birth of New Year’s babies in communities across the North.

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Smithers’ New Year’s Baby is a boy!

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared over – Laurier Manor, Prince George

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak at Laurier Manor assisted living facility in Prince George, BC.

At the time of the outbreak declaration, there were two lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among facility residents. There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak since the declaration. Sadly, one of the residents who had tested positive, has since passed away.