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April 7 Update

This past week brought some exciting, and some troubling, developments in our pandemic marathon.

Reports of high case count numbers around the province, including growing variant cases, are cause for concern. For the period of March 28 – April 3 there were 2 new cases of COVID-19 reported for the Powell River Local Health Area (includes City of Powell River, qathet Regional District (minus Lasqueti), and Tla’amin Nation).

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March 31 Update

For the period of March 21- 27 there were no new cases of COVID-19 in the Powell River Local Health Area (includes City of Powell River, qathet Regional District (minus Lasqueti), and Tla’amin Nation).

In an effort to curtail the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across B.C., however, the Public Health Office strengthened province-wide restrictions this week. Until April 19 indoor religious gatherings and worship services, indoor group exercise classes and indoor dining at restaurants, pubs and bars are prohibited. Masks are now mandatory in all schools for children in grades 4 – 12, and strongly recommended for children in K – grade 3.

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March 25 Update

There were 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Powell River Local Health Area for the period of March 14-20 (includes City of Powell River, qathet Regional District (minus Lasqueti), and Tla’amin Nation).

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THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK

A weekly feature with a short Q&A. See All Features here.

The Face Behind the Mask: Qin Jiang

This week’s Face Behind the Mask is Qin Jiang.

Qin is a Residential Support Worker who has been focused on providing support to her clients through the pandemic.

We appreciate all the front-line and essential workers in our community who, like Qin, are working hard to help others.

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RESILIENT TOGETHER

RESILIENT TOGETHER: REFLECTING ON 2020:  This video was commissioned by Powell River Division of Family Practice and the Facility Engagement Initiative to celebrate the resilience Powell River and area residents have shown in supporting and caring for one another through the pandemic of 2020. Thank you to all our front line and essential workers, and to all community members who have reached out to help others, making our community such a wonderful place to live. A special thank you to Claudia Medina of EnMedia for doing such an amazing job in putting this video together, and to all the artists and participants who contributed too.

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Symptoms & Testing - updated January 2021

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COVID-19 Mask Wearing Tips

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Is testing painful?

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Key times to wear a face mask

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5 most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Get the care you need

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The Swiss Cheese model for protecting against COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Do you have questions?

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5 questions about the COVID-10 vaccine

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As of March 15, Vancouver Coastal Health will be offering a public vaccination site located on the upper level of the Powell River Recreation Complex.

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Cumulative COVID-19 cases in Powell River (all cases since the start of the pandemic), updated monthly.