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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations surge to 500

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations surge to 500

There have not been more COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals since April.
When should I keep my child home from school?: Advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry

When should I keep my child home from school?: Advice from Dr. Bonnie Henry

Fever is a definite no-go – but mild cold symptoms may be a different story
Symptomatic employees should stay home regardless of PCR testing, Ministry of Health says

Symptomatic employees should stay home regardless of PCR testing, Ministry of Health says

Both PCR tests and rapid tests are valid results to confirm COVID, Ministry of Health says
Dr. Bonnie Henry says she wears different types of masks 'depending on the setting'

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she wears different types of masks 'depending on the setting'

Henry says there's no need for people to wear medical masks at all times but that in some settings they should
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations reach eight-month high

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations reach eight-month high

The 469 COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals is the highest count since May 5.
China bans Air Canada flights from YVR due to growing Omicron cases

China bans Air Canada flights from YVR due to growing Omicron cases

Starting Jan. 17, four more flights operated by Air Canada from Vancouver to China will be cancelled.
'We have levelled off somewhat': Henry suggests peak of Omicron wave may not be far off

'We have levelled off somewhat': Henry suggests peak of Omicron wave may not be far off

'Keeping as much as possible open' is the focus right now, says B.C.'s top doc
Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on gatherings order in B.C. and 'COVID-19 pills'

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on gatherings order in B.C. and 'COVID-19 pills'

The pills are an 'important tool' that will affect the PHO orders in B.C.
B.C. not pursuing mandatory vaccinations after Quebec introduces unvaxxed tax, say officials

B.C. not pursuing mandatory vaccinations after Quebec introduces unvaxxed tax, say officials

Decision comes amid record surge of COVID-19
Long COVID: For the 1 in 10 patients who become long-haulers, COVID-19 has lasting effects

Long COVID: For the 1 in 10 patients who become long-haulers, COVID-19 has lasting effects

Not much is known about “long COVID,” including who, when or how badly it will strike, how long it might take to recover, or whether complete recovery is possible for all