Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tracking the response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus



Our Archive of notes that began with what was once known in January as the Wuhan Coronavirus and how has been re-named the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Orders and Notices from British Columbia's Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

Coronavirus Tracker map from John Hopkins University, Baltimore USA

BC-CDC website

BC Health Minister's Archive page

Government of British Columbia Facebook Video archive

Northern Health website
Northern Health Facebook page

Federal Government COVID-19 Outbreak page


The official information statements from Government and Public Health officials will be listed below:

March 28 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 27 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 27 -- COVID-19: Critical Care and Acute Care Hospitalization Modelling
March 26 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 26 -- Province takes unprecedented steps to support COVID-19 response
March 26 -- Federal Update: Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect agains COVID-19 
March 25 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates 
March 25 -- Supporting renters, landlords during COVID-19
March 24 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response and latest updates
March 25 -- Federal Update: New Order makes Self Isolation mandatory for Individuals entering Canada
March 24 -- Province closing certain parks, recreation areas
March 23 -- BC takes steps to support people, business during COVID-19 pandemic 
March 23 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 21 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 21 -- Government acting to protect province's most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis
March 20 -- Federal Update: No scientific evidence that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms
March 20 -- Joint statement on Province of British Columbia's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 19 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada funds 49 additional COVID-19 research projects
March 19 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates 
March 18 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 18 -- Province declares state of emergency to support COVID-19 response
March 18 -- Premier's Statement on COVID-19 federal response
March 18 -- Federal Update: Health Canada expedites access to COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory test kits and other medical devices
March 18 -- Federal Update: Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada's COVID-19  Economic Response Plan 
March 17 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 17 -- BC Ferries statement on transit on Closed Car Decks
March 17 -- Province of BC declares Suspension of in class K-12 instruction
March 17 -- BC Ministry of Health BC COVID 19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
March 17 -- Federal Update: Canadian Food Inspection Agency update regarding COVID-19
March 16 -- Joint Statement of BC's COVID-19 response and latest updates
March 16 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to Canadians abroad
March 16 -- Federal Update: New Measures for COVID-19 response
March 15 -- Northern Health introduces COVID-19 online clinic and information line
March 14 -- Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 14 -- Federal Update: Visits to inmates suspended at federal correctional institutions to prevent spread of COVID-19
March 13 -- Federal Update: First Ministers discuss collective efforts to address the impact of COVID-19
March 13 -- Federal Update:  Government of Canada advises Canadians to avoid non-essential travel abroad
March 13 -- Federal Update:  Statement from John Ossowski, President of the Canadian Border Services Agency
March 13 -- Federal Update: Canadian Transportation Agency issues temporary exemptions to certain Air-Passenger Protection Regulations provisions to address the COVID-19 pandemic
March 13 -- Federal Update: Prime Minister speaks with Indigenous leaders on efforts to address the impact of COVID-19
March 13 -- Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 13 -- Federal Update:  Government of Canada announces intention to defer the start of cruise ship season in Canada as COVID-19 response measure
March 12 -- Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 11 -- Updating no new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 11 -- Federal Update:  Statement on a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a passenger from the Grand Princess
March 10 -- Joint Statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 10 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada repatriates Canadians from Grand Princess cruise ship
March 9 -- Joint Statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in BC
March 8 -- Federal Update:  Government of Canada evacuating Canadians on Grand Princess cruise ship
March 7 -- Update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in British Columbia
March 6-- BC activates advanced COVID-19 response to protect British Columbians
March 6 -- Federal Update:  Statement from the Chief Federal Public Health Officer on the release of repatriated Canadians from quarantine following 14 day stat at the NAV Centre
March 5 -- Joint statement on new COVID-19 cases in BC
March 4 -- Joint Statement on one new case of COVID-19 in BC 
March 4 -- Federal Update:  Formation of Cabinet Committee on COVID 19
March 3 -- Joint statement on three new cases of COVID-19 in BC
March 3 -- Joint statement of one new case of COVID-19 in BC

February 29 -- Federal Update: Special Immigration measures expanded to applicants in Iran and South Korea affected by the novel coronavirus
February 26 -- Federal Update: Statement from the Chief  Public health Officer on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for the 2019 novel coronavirus
February 25 -- Federal UpdateStatement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of repatriated Canadians from quarantine following 14 day stay at CFB Trenton
February 25 -- Joint Statement on COVID-19 in BC
February 24 -- Joint Statement on one new case of novel coronavirus in BC
February 23 -- Federal Update:  Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of selected individuals on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for the 2019 novel coronavirus
February 21 -- Federal Update: Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of repatriated Canadians from quarantine following 14 day stay at CFB
February 21 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada repatriates Canadians and their families from Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan
February 20 -- Joint statement on BC's sixth case of novel coronavirus
February 19 -- Joint Statement on the First BC resident recovered from COVID-19
February 15 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada evacuating Canadians on board Diamond Princess cruise ship
February 15 -- Federal Update:  Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for the 2019 novel coronavirus
February 14 -- Joint Statement on British Columbia's fifth case of novel coronavirus
February 12 -- Federal Update: Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for the 2019 novel coronavirus
February 11 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada repatriates more Canadians and their families from Wuhan China
February 11 -- Joint Statement on updates for novel coronavirus, patients recovering
February 10 --  Federal Update: Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for the 2019 novel coronavirus
February 9 -- Federal Update: Canada supports China's ongoing response to novel coronavirus outbreak
February 9 -- Federal Update: Statement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on the release of selected individuals from quarantine for 209 novel coronavirus
February 8 -- Federal UpdateGovernment of Canada Repatriates Canadians and their families from the Epicemtre of the 2019-nCoV Outbreak in China
February 7 -- Federal Update: Joint Statement on the first repatriation flight for returning Canadians from China
February 6 -- Federal Update: Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in BC
February 4 -- Joint British Columbia statement on second case of 2019 Novel coronavirus in BC and Federal travel recommendations
February 3 -- Joint British Columbia statement on the 2019 novel coronavirus in BC
February 2 -- Federal Update: Government of Canada evacuating Canadians from Wuhan, China
February 2 -- Federal Update: Prime Minister Trudeau convenes the Incident Response Group for an update on the coronavirus situation


January 31 -- Joint British Columbia statement on the 2019 novel coronavirus in BC
January 30 -- Statement from WHO on the second meeting of the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee
January 29 -- Federal Update: Public Health Officer's statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in BC
January 28 -- Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in BC
January 26 -- Federal Update: Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on travel to Hubei Province in China
January 25 -- Federal Update: Statement by the Federal Minister of Health on the First Presumptive Confirmed Travel-related case of new Coronavirus in Canada
January 25 -- Joint BC statement on first Canadian case of novel coronavirus
January 25 -- Ontario confirms First Case of Whan Novel Coronavirus
January 21 -- Minister of Health, provincial health officer's statement on coronavirus risk




Notes from the North Coast Review, or Northwest media will be found below:

March 28 -- Saturday COVID-19 update marks BC at 884 cases, with 17 deaths to date in the province NCR
March 27 -- British Columbia's Friday COVID-19 update puts total case count at 792  NCR
March 27 -- 'Slight chance of optimism perhaps, that rate of growth is being impacted by measures put in place the last few weeks' -- Dr. Bonnie Henry on BC's COVID-19 response  NCR
March 26 -- COVID - 19 update notes 66 new BC cases, making a total of 725 NCR
March 26 -- Province of British Columbia suspends all Local States of Emergency; introduces range of new measures under Provincial State of Emergency  NCR
March 26 -- British Columbia Government to support renters and landords during times of COVID-19 NCR
March 25 -- Smaller gatherings the better fro Dr. Bonnie Henry, as BC records another 42 cases of COVID-19 NCR
March 24 -- British Columbia crosses over 600 confirmed case mark in latest COVID-19 report NCR
March 24 -- Province of BC closes a number of Parks and recreation areas as part of COVID-19 response  NCR
March 23 -- BC Government introduces measures for economy through COVID-19 Action Plan  NCR
March 23 -- Northern Health gains one more case report of COVID-19 as part of Monday update from Provincial officials  NCR
March 21 -- Saturday Provincial Update has British Columbia crossing the 400 mark for reported cases of COVID-19  NCR
March 21 -- Province of British Columbia outlines measures to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis  NCR
March 20 -- 77 new cases, brings BC totals to 348 as Public Health Officer urges residents to be aware of the risks in every region  NCR
March 19 -- British Columbia COVID-19 case count rises to 271, as new cases added to the listings NCR
March 18 -- Wednesday Update notes how newest cases bring COVID-19 totals to 231 cases in British Columbia  NCR
March 18 -- State of Emergency Declared in British Columbia to support the COVID-19 response  NCR
March 17 -- Tuesday BC Update brings Public Health Emergency declaration by Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry  NCR
March 17 -- BC Ferries gains temporary waiver for Transport Canada rules on enclosed deck travel NCR
March 17 -- Province of BC declares Suspension of in class K-12 instruction, Premier Horgan updates province on other COVID-19 measures  NCR
March 17 -- BC Health Ministry develops BC COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool  NCR
March 16 -- A spike in reported cases and notice of 3 additional deaths the narrative for today's BC COVID-19 update  NCR
March 16 -- Federal Government to bar entry to Canada to all but Canadians, Permanent residents; Border to USA to remain open  NCR
March 15 -- Northern Health Introduces COVID-19 online clinic and Info line  NCR
March 14 -- Saturday BC COVID-19 update notes that Northern Health region has recorded its first two residents for the Provincial coronavirus count  NCR
March 13 -- BC Government COVID-19 update notes eleven new cases for the province  NCR
March 13 -- City of Prince Rupert cancels programs at Civic Centre; offers further COVID-19 advice for residents  NCR
March 13 -- First Nations leadership on Haida Gwaii issues travel advisory for Island citizens  NCR
March 12 -- 7 new case files and more advice for British Columbians in latest COVID-19 update  NCR
March 12 -- City of Prince Rupert posts COVID-19 information statement to website, social media NCR 
March 12 -- Lax Kw'alaams the first community on North Coast to deliver info on COVID-19 coronavirus  NCR
March 11 -- BC adds to COVID-19 Coronavirus listings with new total of 46 case files NCR
March 10 -- Seven more cases of COVID-19 coronavirus reported in British Columbia, brings Provincial case file total to 39  NCR
March 9 -- British Columbia records first Canadian death in COVID-19 outbreak  NCR
March 7 -- Six new cases of COVID-19 announced Saturday, bringing provincial total to 27  NCR
March 6 -- As cases increase, Province activates an advanced COVID-19 response to protect British Columbians  NCR
March 5 -- Jump in COVID-19 cases adds 8 more cases for BC, 2 for Ontario and the first for Alberta  NCR
March 5 -- As cases increase, Province activates an advanced COVID-19 response to protect British Columbians  NCR
March 5 -- COVID-19 Coronavirus preparation advice shared by Jennifer Rice through Legislature session  NCR
March 4 -- British Columbia marks COVID-19 case file number 13  NCR
March 3 -- British Columbia now counts 12 cases of COVID 19 coronavirus NCR

February 28 -- COVID 19 Update for BC notes steps of preparation in the province  NCR
February 21 -- Port of Prince Rupert currently under no orders to watch for coronavirus spread to northern BC
February 14 -- Northern Health recommends self-quarantine for people returning from Hubei
February 12 -- Councillor Randhawa seeks guidance on coronavirus risk from visiting Mariners  NCR
February 6 -- Two new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus reported in British Columbia  NCR
February 3 -- Provincial Government, Public Health Officer speak to Federal plans for Ontario quarantine for returning Canadians  NCR

January 31 -- Province of BC and Provincial Health Officer update British Columbians on coronavirus notes  NCR
January 28 -- Influenza confirmed in Prince Rupert, but it is not coronavirus
January 28 -- British Columbia confirms first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in province  NCR
January 25 -- British Columbia government responds to Ontario notice of suspected case of Wuhan cornoavirus  NCR
January 22 -- Province of British Columbia outlines its latest view on the Coronavirus reports from China NCR

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