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June 17 Update

This week we tentatively move into Step 2 of the B.C. government’s Restart Plan, which includes the lifting of travel restrictions within B.C., outdoor personal gatherings up to 50 people, playdates and indoor visitors up to 5 people or one household. At least until July 1 the wearing of masks is still mandatory in public spaces, and health officials remind people to continue using layers of protection such as frequent handwashing, getting tested if any COVID symptoms arise, respecting personal space, etc.

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June 9 Update

This afternoon the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported 0 new cases of COVID-19 for the period of May 30 – June 5 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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June 2 Update

On Tuesday, June 1, B.C. health officials announced the encouraging news that for the first time since October, B.C.’s daily COVID case numbers have dropped below 200. Active cases of people infected with COVID (2,800) is the lowest since November. In addition, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to slowly decline, and many surgeries which had been cancelled due to hospital strain during third wave are now being rescheduled.

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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.



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 April 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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Vaccine facts 1

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Vaccine facts 2

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Vaccine facts 3

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Vaccine facts 5

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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.