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COVID’s arrival caught B.C. deeply unprepared, documents show

COVID’s arrival caught B.C. deeply unprepared, documents show

Provincial government overwhelmed by PPE shortage and pandemic supply-chain chaos in 2020, briefing notes reveal.
CMHA, UBC research found majority of people have ongoing COVID concerns

CMHA, UBC research found majority of people have ongoing COVID concerns

“We’re seeing the signs of chronic stress on the population,” said Margaret Eaton, National CEO of CMHA.
B.C. ICUs have fewest COVID-19 patients in seven months

B.C. ICUs have fewest COVID-19 patients in seven months

Three more deaths raise B.C.'s pandemic death toll to 2,935
B.C. to provide free rapid antigen tests to those older than 50

B.C. to provide free rapid antigen tests to those older than 50

People are eligible for one kit containing five tests every 28 days.
Dr. Henry making changes to previously announced vaccine requirement for private health-care workers

Dr. Henry making changes to previously announced vaccine requirement for private health-care workers

B.C.'s top doc says specifics are being worked out with each regulatory college.
Will COVID-19 restrictions come back in the fall? Here's what B.C.'s top doc had to say.

Will COVID-19 restrictions come back in the fall? Here's what B.C.'s top doc had to say.

"We have to be ready to bring some tools back," said Dr. Bonnie Henry.
TransLink, BC Transit say masks won't be mandatory after provincial repeal

TransLink, BC Transit say masks won't be mandatory after provincial repeal

Masks will no longer be required in all indoor public spaces as of March 11
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. fall below 400

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. fall below 400

B.C. is lifting some COVID-19 safety restrictions tomorrow, others April 8.
How B.C. kids will be affected by changes to COVID-19 restrictions

How B.C. kids will be affected by changes to COVID-19 restrictions

"We're in a good place right now," Dr. Bonnie Henry told reporters Thursday.
Why is B.C. dropping so many COVID-19 safety measures? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in.

Why is B.C. dropping so many COVID-19 safety measures? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in.

People need to take an "empowered self-management approach" as the rules are lifted, says Dr. Bonnie Henry.