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

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

Updated Oct. 29, for clarification

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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:

  • Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility (second occurrence)
  • Three Links Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Banfield Pavilion 4 West long-term care facility

Fraser Health:

  • Agassiz Seniors Community long-term care facility
  • Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion long-term care facility
  • Amenida Seniors Community independent-living facility
  • Baillie House long-term care facility
  • Evergreen Baptist Care Society long-term care facility
  • Fair Haven Homes Burnaby Lodge
  • Fort Langley Seniors Community long-term care facility
  • Good Samaritan Victoria Heights assisted-living facility
  • Laurel Place long-term care facility
  • Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • Queen’s Park Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Rosemary Heights Seniors Village independent-, assisted- and long-term care facility
  • Sunset Manor assisted-living facility
  • The Village assisted-living and long-term care facility
  • Zion Park Manor long-term care facility
PPE update – Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

To recap B.C.’s cumulative totals from March to last week’s report on Monday, Oct. 19, the following personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in B.C.:

  • Just over 7.2 million N95 or equivalent respirators
  • Just over 65.5 million surgical or procedure masks
  • Just over 2.7 million pieces of eye protection, including goggles and face shields
  • Just over 163 million pairs of gloves
  • Just over 10.7 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 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 until yesterday), the following PPE has arrived in B.C.:

  • 86,431 N95 or equivalent respirators
  • 9,441,206 surgical or procedure masks
  • 10,404 pieces of eye protection
  • 9,520,000 pairs of gloves
  • 1,185,740 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.

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