As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.
On March 16, 2020, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: March 22 to 23, and March 23 through to this morning.
OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration
British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.
"The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and businesses urgently need support," said Premier John Horgan.
The warning signs were there, but by February 27, those signs were a little too frequent and it became apparent that it was time to suck it up and head to a hospital, never my favourite destination.
The first three or four days remain a bit of a blur, but I was discharged a week ago on Friday the 13th. I may need to revisit some of my superstitions.
The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving. The information below is current as of 3 p.m. on March 18, 2020. These updates will be issued daily for the remainder of the week.
Statement from Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Acting Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP
The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
From the Rossland Telegraph
On March 17, 2020, British Columbia’s Public Health Officer declared a public health emergency in BC to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a news conference Monday afternoon to make statement and field questions.