Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
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Ministry of Health

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Assisted living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Vancouver Coastal Health:

  • Banfield Pavilion long-term care facility
  • Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
  • Point Grey Private Hospital long-term care facility
  • Weinberg Residence long-term care facility
  • Yaletown House long-term care facility

Fraser Health:

  • Chartwell Carrington House assisted- and independent-living facility
  • Chartwell Crescent Gardens long-term care facility
  • George Derby Centre long-term care facility
  • Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Harrison West at Elim Village long-term care facility
  • Kin Village assisted-living facility
  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility (third occurrence)
  • New Vista Care Home long-term care facility
  • Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • PICS assisted-living facility
  • Thornebridge Gardens assisted-living facility
  • White Rock Seniors Village long-term care facility
Personal protective equipment (PPE) update

To recap B.C.’s cumulative totals from March to last week’s report on Monday, Oct. 5, the following PPE has arrived in B.C.:

  • Almost 7 million N95 or equivalent respirators
  • Almost 60 million surgical or procedure masks
  • Just over 2.7 million pieces of eye protection, including goggles and face shields
  • Just over 143 million pairs of gloves
  • Just over 10 million gowns

Many of the items listed above, and other supplies and equipment that have recently arrived, are in the testing process to make sure the products meet or exceed safety requirements before being used in B.C.’s health-care system.

Over the last week (since the update last week on Oct. 5 until yesterday), the following PPE has arrived in B.C.:

  • 177,858 N95 or equivalent respirators
  • 3,918,400 surgical or procedure masks
  • 13,930 pieces of eye protection
  • 9,971,320 pairs of gloves
  • 282,260 gowns

B.C. continues to source and test PPE. It is working to pursue any and all credible leads for safe and effective products for the health-care system.