|If you have plans to visit a health care facility
in October and beyond you may want to keep
one of these handy
There is no official statement to relay to the public just yet from Health Officials in the province, but a leaked memo that was obtained and reported on by a number of Vancouver and Victoria news organizations has indicated that there are plans to re-institute some masking requirements at Health Care facilities starting this fall.
The latest data on respiratory infections, including coronavirus is serving as the advice for health officials towards their planning.
The memo which has been relayed by the media notes of the reported call for:
"Continuous masking by health-care workers, visitors, contractors and volunteers in all patient, client and resident care areas" starting Oct. 3.
Masking will also be required in physician offices and outpatient clinics but says "patients, clients and residents will mask when directed by a health-care worker or based on personal choice."
The media accounts (which you can review from our Blog D'ArcyMcGee) note that the word mandate is not being attached to the latest wording for the measures ahead.
The official announcement with the details is to come over the noon hour by way of a briefing from Health Minister Adrian Dix and BC Provincial Health Officer Doctor Bonnie Henry.
The BC Government Social Media stream likely will have the information session live at Noon today.
More on Health care in the northwest is available from our archive page.