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2,000 care home staff placed on unpaid leave as B.C.'s worker vaccine mandate goes into effect

2,000 care home staff placed on unpaid leave as B.C.'s worker vaccine mandate goes into effect

Province now preparing a more broad mandate for all health-care workers.
COVID-19: Public mask mandates extended to kids five and up

COVID-19: Public mask mandates extended to kids five and up

Measure comes as K-12 students also required to wear masks in classroom
B.C.'s COVID-19 death toll passes 2,000

B.C.'s COVID-19 death toll passes 2,000

Another five deaths in past day push provincial pandemic death toll to 2,001.
Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Three of the province's health regions have indoor gathering restrictions in place.
COVID-19: Expanding vax mandates extend to TransLink workers

COVID-19: Expanding vax mandates extend to TransLink workers

Workers must be fully vaccinated by November 29.
B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

But BCTF president Teri Mooring says the B.C. government should be implementing a provincewide mandate, not relying on school districts
BC Ferries says federal mandatory vaccinations will apply to crew

BC Ferries says federal mandatory vaccinations will apply to crew

BC Ferries employs 4,500 to 5,100 staff, depending on the season.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since May

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since May

The 373 British Columbians in hospitals with the disease include 132 in ICUs.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for school staff in hands of school boards

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for school staff in hands of school boards

B.C. premier says it's up to the school boards to inform themselves about the best way to protect their employees, students.
One COVID-19 case reported in qathet region from September 28 to October 2

One COVID-19 case reported in qathet region from September 28 to October 2

Total is the same as previous two reporting periods (September 12 to 18 and September 19 to 25)