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B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

B.C. orders all school staff to report vaccination status

Failure to comply with the order would be considered an offence under B.C.'s Public Health Act
B.C. extends public health orders impacting gatherings, gyms and bars

B.C. extends public health orders impacting gatherings, gyms and bars

B.C. health officials will provide further comments on the extension in a briefing on Tuesday.
B.C. sees record COVID-19 hospitalizations; 22 new deaths

B.C. sees record COVID-19 hospitalizations; 22 new deaths

B.C. last week broadened the way that it counts the number of those in hospitals.
UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak now over at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster

UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak now over at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster

The outbreak, which was first declared Jan. 5, has been declared over as of Jan. 17.
More than a third of Canadians report burnout

More than a third of Canadians report burnout

Nurses are especially burned out, according to new research
Opinion: Dr. Bonnie Henry still enjoys widespread support - despite what Twitter says

Opinion: Dr. Bonnie Henry still enjoys widespread support - despite what Twitter says

But a recent poll does show a drop in that support
Gyms and fitness facilities across B.C. wait to see if they'll reopen Jan. 18

Gyms and fitness facilities across B.C. wait to see if they'll reopen Jan. 18

B.C. Ministry of Health states, fitness activities generate these aerosols and can lead to rapid transmission
Few B.C. children very sick with COVID, parents urged to keep kids connected to peers

Few B.C. children very sick with COVID, parents urged to keep kids connected to peers

Most significant health effects of the pandemic have been on children's mental health
Sick children don't need to isolate for 10 days, they can resume routines when symptoms gone, Henry says

Sick children don't need to isolate for 10 days, they can resume routines when symptoms gone, Henry says

Dr. Bonnie Henry: “I know this is different from where we’ve been trying to make sure we’re keeping COVID out of everything, but the reality is that we don’t transmit as much if we’re well, so these are the things that we need to ­consider now.”
COVID-19 hospitalizations soar as B.C. changes counting system

COVID-19 hospitalizations soar as B.C. changes counting system

Province previously only counted people as being COVID-19 patients if the disease prompted them to go to hospital.