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August 25 Update

As the end of summer approaches active cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in B.C. Currently numbers are higher than they have been since the middle of May, and those infected are largely unvaccinated. As of today (Wednesday, August 25) it is once again mandatory for all people 12 years and older (regardless of vaccination status) to wear a mask in public indoor spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19.

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August 5 Update

On Wednesday, August 4, B.C. Health Officials announced 342 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, which is the highest daily case count since May 27. The increase is being caused by the delta variant, which experts say is doubling the number of COVID-19 cases every seven to 10 days in our province. The delta variant is easier to catch and transmit, but the vaccines approved for use in Canada appear to prevent serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and death.

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July 22 Update

As the summer months stretch on, COVID case counts for the Powell River Local Health Area (includes City of Powell River, qathet Regional District (minus Lasqueti), and Tla’amin Nation) remain at zero. At the same time, vaccination rates continue to slowly increase; however, there is still room for improvement. Local health officials are planning to offer more flexible options and pop-up clinics around the community in August to help make vaccines more accessible, and encourage eligible people to get vaccinated.

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