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


COVID TOTALS:
(As of July 8, 2020)

Provincial cases -- 3,028
New cases today -- 20 
Total Northern Health Cases --  65 ( same as has been recorded since June )
Cases from Outside of Canada -- 51
Deaths -- 186
Recovered Patients -- 2,667

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

July 9 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
July  8 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
July 7 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
July 6 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
July 3 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
July 2 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update

June 30 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 29 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 26 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 26 -- Report of First Nations Cases of COVID-19 to June 14
June 25 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 24 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 23 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update 
June 22 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 19 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 18 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 17 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 16 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 15 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update

June 12 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 11 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 10 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 9 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 8 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update

June 5 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
June 4 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
June 3 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
June 2 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
June 1 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update

May 30 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 29 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 28 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 27 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 26 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 25 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 23 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 22 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 21 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 20 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 19 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 18 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 16 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 15 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID 19 response, latest update
May 14 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 13 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 12 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 11 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 9 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 8 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID=19 response, latest update
May 8 -- Minister Carole Jame's Statement on April Labour Force Survey 
May 7 --  Joint Statement on Province of BCs COVID-19 response, latest update
May 6 --  Premier outlines plan to restart BC safely
May 6 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 5 -- Joint statement on Province of BCs COVID-19 response, latest update
May 4 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
May 3 -- Federal update -- Minister Bains announces investment in anti-body discovery technology to help treat COVID-19
May 2 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response latest update
May 2 -- Federal update -- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19
May 2 -- Federal update -- Statement on joint action plan to facilitate flow of goods, services and personnel amid COVID-19
May 1 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response latest update

April 30 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response latest update
April 30 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada introduces new digital initiatives to its suite of virtual tools for COVID-19
April 29 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
April 29 -- BC extending state of Emergency to continue COVID-19 response
April 29 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada introduces legislation to support students in need
April 29 -- Federal update -- Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour
April 28 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest update
April 27 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 27 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada launches application for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 26 -- Federal update -- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - Application
April 26 -- Federal update -- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-10
April 25 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 25 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada announces new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund to help Canada's fish and seafood processing sector
April 24 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 24 -- Federal update -- Governments invest $2.5 million to grow Agri-food e-Business during COVID-19
April 24 -- Federal update -- The governments of Canada and Quebec announce more support for vulnerable people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 23 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 23 -- Federal update -- G20 Labour and Ministerial Statement
April 23 -- Federal update -- Minister Qualtrough participates in Extraordinary G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial virtual meeting
April 22 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 22 -- Federal update -- Minister Fortier Highlights Government support for businesses in Digital Town Hall 
April 22 -- Federal update -- Minister Champagne tours Canadian universities to talk about Canada's diplomatic response to the COVID-19
April 22 -- Federal update -- Support for Students and Recent Graduates impacted by COVID-19
April 22 -- Federal update -- Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19
April 21 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 21 -- Federal update -- Joint Statement by Brazil, Canada, Italy and Egypt following extraordinary high-level meeting of group of Friends of Food Security and Nutrition on the impact of COVID-19 pm food availability and supply
April 21 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator for Employers
April 20 -- Joint statement on Province of BCs COVID 19 response, latest updates
April 20 -- Federal update --  Helping rural, remote and Indigenous communities respond to COVID-19
April 20 -- Federal update -- Readout: Minister Gould speaks with head of World Health Organization
April 18 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 17 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 17 -- Federal update -- Statement from the Minister of Fisheris, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on support to the fish and seafood industry
April 17 -- Federal update -- Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: New Support to protect Canadian jobs
April 17 -- Federal update -- Declaration of the Ministerial Coordination group on COVID-19 on maintaining essential global links
April 17 -- Federal update -- New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system
April 17 -- Federal update -- Use of non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system
April 17 -- Federal update -- Canadian Armed Forces' respond to COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec long-term care facilities
April 16 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 16 -- Federal update -- Minister Fortier Highlights Government support for business in Digital Town Hall with Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
April 16 -- Federal update -- Joint statement of the Alliance for multilateralism
April 16 -- Federal update -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau speaks with US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
April 16 -- Federal update -- COVID-19 Guidance for High-Risk and Essential workplaces
April 15 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest  updates
April 15 -- State of emergency extended to continue BC's COVID-19 response
April 15 -- Federal update -- Joint Statement by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and leaders from labour and industry regarding support for workers and employers during the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis
April 15 -- Federal update -- Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers
April 15 -- Federal update -- Parks Canada extends suspension of Camping Reservations and Events across the country until at least May 31, 2020
April 15 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19
April 14 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 14 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada updates mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada
April 14 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada provides $20 million to safeguard Canada's food supply by supporting critical food inspection services
April 14 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada further facilitates enforcement of the Federal Quarantine Act
April 14 -- Federal update --Minister Morneau to discuss global coordination at the G7, G20 and the Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank
April 14 -- Federal update -- Joint Statement by Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs and the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy regarding international collaboration in addressing COVID-19
April 13 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 13 -- Federal update -- Public Health Agency of Canada releases interim guidance for infection prevention and control of COVID-19 for long-term care homes
April 13 -- Federal update -- Keeping Canadians and workers in the food supply chain safe
April 12 -- Federal update -- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19
April 11 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 11 -- Federal update -- COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No.2 receives Royal Assent to help businesses keep Canadians in their jobs
April 11 -- Federal update -- Government introduces COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 to Help Businesses keep Canadians in their jobs
April 11 -- Federal update -- Additional Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 10 -- Friday COVID update marks new cases, additional deaths as British Columbia enters holiday weekend period 
April 10 -- Federal update -- Readout: Minister Ng speaks with India's Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry
April 9 -- Federal update -- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on the release of national modelling on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada
April 9 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 8 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 7 -- Federal update -- Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health Communication: Use of Non-Medical Masks (Face coverings) by the Public
April 7 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 6 -- Federal update -- Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
April 6 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 5 -- Federal update -- Canada's support for international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
April 5 -- Federal update -- Guidance material for Passenger Vessel and Ferry Operators
April 4 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 4 -- Federal update -- Canada announces support to those experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence during the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic 
April 3 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 3 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada partners with Amazon to help get personal protective equipment to front-line healthcare workers
April 2 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 2 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada provides guidance on services and functions deemed essential to Canada's critical infrastructure during COVID-19
April 1 -- Joint Statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
April 1 -- BC Hydro statement on one per cent rate reduction
April 1 -- Federal update -- Government announces Details of the Canada Emergency Wage subsidy to help businesses keep Canadians in their jobs
April 1 -- Federal update -- Canada Emergency Response Benefit to launch on April 6


March 31 -- Province extends state of emergency to support COVID-19 response
March 31 -- Tuesday COVID-19 update notes: Our new reality lasts towards June and maybe beyond
March 30 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 30 -- Federal update -- Government announces support for air transportation sector during COVID-19 pandemic
March 30 -- Federal update -- Support to Canada's Air Transportation Sector
March 30 -- Federal update -- The Government of Canada provides relief to the Broadcasting Sector
March 30 -- Federal update -- Indigenous, Territorial and Federal leaders mobilize funding to support unique northern physical distancing initiative
March 29 -- Province supporting  BC's food banks during COVID-19
March 28 -- Joint statement on Province of BC's COVID-19 response, latest updates
March 28 -- Federal update -- Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures
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 27 -- Federal update -- Parks Canada help tourism businesses in national parks and historic sites deal with impacts of COVID-19 by deferring commercial lease payments without interest until September 2020
March 27 -- Federal update -- Joint statement from Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia on federal-provincial collaboration related to COVID-19
March 27 -- Federal update -- Joint statement on ongoing collaboration of federal-provincial ministers related to COVID-19 impacts
March 27 -- Federal update -- Additional support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic impact of COVID-19
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:

July 9 -- Increase in reported cases of COVID in BC, no deaths to report on the day and ongoing concern over a community health outbreak at a Vancouver nightclub  NCR
July 8 -- Jump in new cases and three passings the focus for Wednesday COVID report  NCR
July 7 -- A Dozen new cases, no new deaths and cautions on travels this summer make for Tuesday COVID report  NCR
July 6 -- Weekend COVID new case numbers jump to 31, six deaths reported over three day period  NCR
July 3 -- Friday COVID review provides a number of positives and a reminder on measures to keep BC's progress moving forward  NCR
July 2 -- 24 new cases of COVID over 2 days, with three deaths mark the notes from the Thursday report  NCR

June 30 -- 12 new cases of COVID to report in BC; guidance on the loosening of rules for seniors/elders visitation  NCR
June 29 -- 26 new cases over three days make for Monday COVID report NCR
June 26 -- Friday COVID report notes of but 10 new cases for the day; highlights findings from First Nations Health Authority  NCR
June 25 -- 20 new cases of COVID, marked by two more passings of note from Thursday briefing NCR
June 24 -- 14 new cases of COVID reported for Wednesday, BC's Phase Three launch announced  NCR
June 23 -- 13 new COVID case reports for the day and release of new modelling on pandemic  NCR
June 22 -- Three day total brings 32 additional cases of COVID-19 to BC findings, along with first death report in close to two weeks  NCR
June 19 -- Seven cases reported for Friday COVID update, Health Minister reinforces morning comments on alleged racism at some BC Hospitals  NCR
June 18 -- COVID case reports return to single digits, while case from Independent School in Fraser Valley closes school for remainder of month  NCR
June 17 -- Increase on reported cases, brings reminders on measures to observe in COVID-19 response NCR
June 16 -- Just 10 new cases for Tuesday's COVID report, along with guidance to stay the course on current measures and words for the Class of 2020  NCR
June 15 -- Monday COVID update notes 36 cases over three days, but no new deaths to report  NCR
June 12 -- 16 new cases for BC COVID count, notes on Hospitality sector relaunch  NCR 
June 11 -- COVID update and concerns over surging Overdose deaths from illicit drugs the twin narratives for Thursday update  NCR
June 10 -- 12 new cases of COVID recorded, advice for returning students deliver in Wednesday review  NCR
June 9 --BC's COVID update for June 9 notes of Nine new cases and a call for caution as global case counts rise  NCR
June  8 -- Monday update marks 29 new cases listed from three day period and a weekend free of death announcements related to COVID-19  NCR
June 5 -- Strong results again for BC in Friday COVID update and worthy recognition for Dr. Bonnie Henry in the New York Times  NCR
June 5 -- Northwest results from COVID modelling show limited exposure to virus  NCR
June 4 -- Just five new cases recorded for COVID report in BC today, with modelling program highlighting progress that has been made across province  NCR
June 3 -- Wednesday COVID update notes spike in new cases  NCR
June 2 -- Only 4 new cases for Tuesday's COVID review, as focus is put toward ongoing business restart and guidelines for it   NCR
June 1 -- 24 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in BC from 48 hour period, no new reports for Northern Health Region  NCR

May 30 -- Second day in a row with no recorded deaths attributed to COVID, 11 new cases reported and Back to School overview makes for Saturday report   NCR
May 29 -- Just four cases and no deaths to report as part of Friday COVID update from BC government  NCR
May 29 -- Northern Health Virtual Town Hall explores range of themes as BC restarts economic and social activities  NCR
May 28 -- 9 new cases of COVID, 2 more deaths and the declared end to a long standing outbreak mark the Thursday COVID review  NCR
May 27 -- Only 9 new cases of COVID recorded in BC in last 24 hours, one of which was reported by Northern Health  NCR
May 27 -- British Columbia to extend State of Emergency until mid June  NCR
May 26 -- Tuesday COVID update features few cases and No reported deaths over last 24 hours NCR
May 26 -- MLA's Rice and Oakes to host next Northern Health Virtual Town Hall on Thursday night NCR
May 25 -- Positive Weekend case count measured by sadness of four more deaths from COVID weekend report NCR
May 23 -- BC's Active case count of COVID now at  303, only 8 require ICU stay  NCR
May 22 -- Double digit increase in Case Counts and reminders on ban on large gatherings part of Friday COVID report  NCR
may 21 -- Thursday's COVID Report includes daily review, notes on masks and school relaunch plans  NCR
May 20 -- Wednesday, May 20 COVID update notes increase of case counts, reminder of ongoing survey process  NCR
May 19 -- Tuesday COVID-19 report: Just 2 New cases on the day, though news tempered by notes of three more passings  NCR
May 18 -- Monday COVIDE update provides for review of weekend cases and moment of reflection for death of RCAF member Captain Jennifer Casey NCR
May 16 -- Another jump in the case count and how the Restart for business will look Tuesday among the Saturday COVID notes  NCR
May 15 -- Friday COVID report notes spike in reported deaths, along with 15 new cases for the day NCR
May 14 -- 15 new cases, 3 additional deaths and a call to keep travel local this long weekend the currents of the Thursday COVID update  NCR
May 13 -- "Fewer faces, smaller groups, shorter time together and bigger spaces will help to keep all of us safe", advice from the Wednesday update  NCR
May 12 -- Positive Trends for BC and dating advice all part of the Tuesday COVID review  NCR
May 11 -- Monday COVID report serves a preliminary to Virtual Town Hall hosted by Health Minister Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry NCR
May  9 -- Saturday's COVID notes, 15 new cases, 1 additional passing and hopes for a way one day for family to return to extended care facilities  NCR
May 8 -- Friday COVID update comes with Mother's Day guidance  NCR
May 8 -- BC Restart Town Hall explores range of themes for the path forward for the province  NCR
May 7 -- Thursday COVIS Update notes current cases, focus for future approach  NCR
May 6 -- BC's New Normal will come in phases, as Premier Horgan introduces the BC restart plan  NCR
May 6 -- BC's restart plan framed by 23 new COVID cases recorded for Wednesday report  NCR
May 5 -- Notes on just 8 new cases of COVID recorded, accounts of 4 more deaths along with guideposts for the future all part of Tuesday's BC COVID review  NCR
May 4 -- Monday COVID update notes weekend outcomes and sets table for Premier Horgan's outline of path forward for later this week  NCR
May 2 -- Today's COVID-19 update urges British Columbians to remain vigilant to not tip the scales against us in the province's coronavirus response  NCR
May  1 -- Slight increase in the COVID-19 case count for Friday as Province pays tribute to BC Physicians  NCR

April 30 -- Thursday COVID-19 update marks 25 new cases of virus, two passing and a look at how we may soon be able to expand our social contact circles slightly in the months ahead  NCR
April 29 -- Prospects for reopening BC in the weeks to come part of the COVID narrative of the day, while case counts on the day return to more familiar levels  NCR
April 29 -- Provincial State of Emergency extended to May 12th; Premier Horgan explores themes of opening up the province in weeks and months to come  NCR
April 28 -- Jump in confirmed cases underlines the serious nature of the large clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks at processing plants NCR
April 27 -- 50 new cases of COVID recorded over the weekend, officials chart path ahead through Spring in Monday report   NCR
April 25 -- Spike in confirmed COVID cases registers 95 for Saturday update, as BC reachers 100 deaths to date  NCR
April 24 -- 29 new cases, four deaths mark Friday COVID update, along with more notes related to industrial site related outbreaks  NCR
April 23 -- Return to more stable new case returns marks Thursday COVID-19 report, with caution not to tip the balance of results against us  NCR
April 23 -- Virtual Town Hall on COVID explores range of themes for residents of Northern BC NCR
April 22 -- Wednesday COVID review notes significant spike in daily cases, renewed call towards breaking the chains of transmission  NCR
April 21 -- COVID-19 update for Tuesday, makes note of cross roads period for provincial response  NCR
April 20 -- COVID update observes five new deaths in BC, with increased cases for Northern health; Province also expands health care service plans for Indigenous and rural areas  NCR
April 18 -- Stability in new cases, 3 more deaths to report and a glimpse into what may be the "new normal" for BC part of the Saturday COVID report  NCR
April 17 -- Friday COVID update: Risks remain high, officials hopeful that storm will continue to lessen!  NCR
April 17 -- COVID modelling update highlights some of the success so far; with a call to carry on to remain on the right track  NCR
April 16 -- Thursday COVID-19 review features lower new case reports, but three additional virus related deaths in BC  NCR
April 15 -- Wednesday COVID report highlights need to hold to current measures and sacrifices towards days for planning for the future  NCR
April 15 -- British Columbia extends Provincial State of Emergency until April 28  NCR
April 14 -- Tuesday COVID report highlights how results to date, are holding the line on new cases  NCR
April 13 -- Monday COVID update relays weekend case counts, sad news on more passings from long term care facilities and a reminder on how BC communities can enforce Public Health Orders NCR
April 11 -- Saturday COVID update: BC holds firm to recent levels with 35 new cases in last 24 hours; but sadly announces 3 more deaths as part of Provincial review today  NCR
April 10 -- Friday COVID update marks new cases, additional deaths as British Columbia enters holiday weekend period  NCR
April 9 -- Call to stay home over the Holiday weekend the main focus for Thursday COVID update  NCR
April 9 -- BC Government's online portal serving as the Provincial supply post for Pandemic efforts  NCR
April 8 -- 5 more deaths, 45 new cases among range of notes from Wednesday's COVID review  NCR
April 8 -- British Columbia introduces new measures on Self Isolation for out of country returnees  NCR
April 8 -- BC's College of Physicians and Surgeons has guidance on themes of social media used during times of COVID-19 NCR
April 8 -- Province closes all Provincial Parks in latest COVID-19 response  NCR
April 7 -- Cases of COVID decline from yesterday, though four more deaths recorded as part of review of Tuesday findings from British Columbia  NCR
April 6 -- 63 new cases of COVID over last 48 hours, but signs of some levelling of the curve from latest update  NCR
April 6 -- As new Federal rules on travel kick in; BC Ferries to make health check ups before passenger boarding  NCR
April 4 -- Saturday COVID-19 Update, relays notes on 29 new cases, 3 deaths and 704 recoveries
April 3 -- COVID-19  Update focuses on calls for airport enforcement, supply issues, along with latest case notes  NCR
April 3 -- No service reductions yet for Prince Rupert - Haida Gwaii, Port Hardy BC Ferry service, as souther routes reduced by 50%  NCR
April 3 -- Tourism Prince Rupert developing Recovery strategy for tourism sector in wake of COVID-19  NCR
April 2 -- British Columbia records six deaths in 24 hours of COVID, Provincial total now 31 NCR
April 2 -- Province of British Columbia outlines how Public Health Orders are to be enforced  NCR
April 2 -- Royal Canadian Navy, other Armed Forces partners ready for COVID-19 response for coastal communities if required  NCR
April 2 -- MLA Rice hopeful of short term solution and longer term resolution to homeless shelter issues in Prince Rupert  NCR
April 1 -- Need to continue physical distancing, while maintaining social links theme to Wednesday update on COVID-19  NCR
April 1 -- BC Hydro announces one per cent rate cut; will also provide credits on bills, waive charges for those impacted by COVID-19  NCR
April 1 -- "Northern Health has been doing an amazing job' -- Doctor Bonnie Henry NCR
April 1 -- Coast Mountain College to offer emergency financial relief for students in need  NCR

March 31 -- A stay the course COVID speech for British Columbians from Premier Horgan  NCR
March 31 -- Tuesday COVID1-19 update notes: Our new reality lasts towards June and maybe beyond NCR 
March 31 -- Premier John Horgan to address province tonight with latest notes on BC's COVID-19 response  NCR
March 30 -- 86 new cases of COVID-19 in BC since Saturday, 2 new cases for the Northern Health region making for a provincial total of 950  NCR
March 30 -- Mills Memorial designated COVID-19 Acute Primary Care Location; Northern Health update stresses social distancing, other measures as solution towards COVID-19  NCR
March 30 -- Province of British Columbia working with School Districts, Independent Schools and First Nations schools towards continuity of Education plan  NCR
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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