Wednesday, September 23, 2020


COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Victoria party host fined $2,300 for hosting up to 60 people in one-bedroom suite

Police had given them a warning earlier in the night when they learned of plans to host a big party.

Downtown Victoria restaurant confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second positive case reported at a local business in as many days.

Langford hair salon employee tests positive for COVID-19

The company confirmed the case over social media.

90 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths reported in B.C. over past 24 hours

Active cases and hospitalizations are also on the rise.

B.C. introduces $2,000 fines for organizers hosting events in violation of public health orders

And other fines for individuals who refuse to comply with safety plans at businesses

B.C. reports 80 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, death toll rises to 200

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region.

68 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. on Wednesday

Including two more cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

COVID-19 testing in Vancouver Island Health region facing delays due to technical difficulties

Some people have been told they have to wait up to two days to get tested.

B.C. reports 83 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, no additional deaths

Including two new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Here’s where new COVID-19 cases are located in the Vancouver Island Health region

The region currently has six active cases, four of which were reported over the weekend.

B.C. health minister says pandemic expected to last into 2022 after major spike in...

On Saturday, B.C. recorded the highest number of cases ever in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

236 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

Four new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

B.C. makes face masks mandatory on buses, hallways in updated school restart plan

For staff and students in middle and secondary school.

Downtown Victoria 7-Eleven employee tests positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: The store has been temporarily closed for sanitization.

B.C. reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Friday

There are now over 600 active cases across the province.

B.C. could see 100+ COVID-19 cases per day by September, data shows

If we stay on our current trajectory.

Ryan Reynolds responds to Premier Horgan’s call for help to stop young people partying

“I hope that young people in B.C. don’t kill my mom, frankly, or David Suzuki, or each other. Let’s not kill anyone, I think that’s reasonable.”

78 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

The number of active cases has spiked to 578

BC Teachers Federation endorses reducing classroom density, masks in common spaces

The BCTF says delaying the start of the school year is a "good start" and that more work is underway

85 new COVID-19 cases, one death reported in B.C. today

This is the third highest number of cases recorded in one day since the start of the pandemic

B.C. hiring 500 more health care professionals to increase contact tracing amid COVID-19

They will be employed between September 2020 and March 2021 to support the health system's surge capacity.

Face masks are mandatory at all Walmart Canada stores starting today

This measure has been in place in the U.S. since mid-July

B.C. K-12 students will return to classrooms on September 10

Meanwhile teachers and staff will return on September 8 to familiarize themselves with new safety protocols

B.C. reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths over past 24 hours

The number of active cases continues to rise, and is currently at 472

Vancouver Canucks add Dr. Bonnie Henry to their playoff t-shirts

I'd say her defence game is pretty strong 😉

131 COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. since Friday including one in Vancouver Island Health...

No new deaths were reported, and there are now 445 active cases in the province.

One-third of last week’s COVID-19 cases in B.C.  were among people under 30

Private gatherings and parties remain a major source of exposure.

53 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. Friday including one in Vancouver Island Health...

""As we see new COVID-19 hot spots emerge and the new cases creep up in every health authority, we have to keep our firewall strong."

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for WestJet flight from Victoria to Calgary last week

Passengers in the affected rows are asked to monitor their symptoms for two weeks.

B.C. reports 47 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, no additional deaths

Active cases continue to rise and are currently at 371 across the province.

BC Transit passengers will be required to wear face masks starting August 24

But there will be no enforcement of the rule, as the crown corporation says it is taking an education approach.

47 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today

There are now 351 active cases across the province

B.C. doctors pen open letter urging mandatory mask policy amid pandemic

"We ask that you not let our sacrifices go to waste."

146 COVID-19 cases in reported over B.C. Day long weekend, no new deaths

Including two new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Only 40% of British Columbians say they will send kids back to school in...

And 48% are not sure what they will do.

B.C. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, one death in past 24 hours

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region

B.C. restricts non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii in light of COVID-19 outbreak

There have been 20 cases recorded in this outbreak.

B.C. reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths today

Active cases have dropped to 242 as of today.

41 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today, no additional deaths

Six more cases have been linked to the outbreak on Haida Gwaii

BC Teachers’ Federation says province’s back-to-school plan “needs more work”

The group’s president says today’s announcement “misses the mark”

Most K-12 students will return to in-class instruction in B.C. this September

Today's announcement included the creation of a new cohort system and a $45.6 million investment from the province.

Esquimalt Ribfest cancels event this year, postpones to 2021

This end-of-summer tradition will also have to wait until next year

23 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death reported in B.C. today

There remain 10 active cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

B.C. to provide $1.5 million to help local sport organizations with fixed costs amid...

Organizations include baseball and soccer teams, gymnastics and swimming.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended until at least November 2020

With the option to further extend it to December 31, 2020.

B.C. reports 81 new COVID-19 cases from weekend including outbreak at Abbotsford plant

The Fraser Valley Packers plant has seen 15 cases.
Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

BC reports 27 new cases of COVID-19, no new cases on the island

An outbreak in Haida Gwaii has resulted in 13 confirmed cases.
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