Mar 16

COVID-19 Update March 16

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, and BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix provided an update on COVID-19. BC News There have been 30 additional cases of COVID-19 in BC, for a total of 103. Six cases are in hospital for treatment Sadly, four people have passed away. These deaths […]

Mar 14

COVID-19 Update March 14

Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported today nine new cases, with a total of 73 to date in BC.  Most new cases are related to the outbreak at Lynn Valley Care Centre, with four residents and 12 staff having tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dr. Henry, this was expected. At Hollyburn Retirement […]

Mar 12

COVID-19 Update March 12

Today, the Provincial Medical Health Officer announced seven new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 53 cases in BC. Three of these cases are connected to the Hollyburn House Retirement Centre in West Vancouver, two of whom are care workers and the third a resident. The outbreak at this home is linked to the […]

Mar 10

COVID 19 Update – March 10

  No new cases of COVID-19 have been identified at care homes in BC SafeCare BC is part of a daily briefing call with the Ministry of Health and today raised the issue of potential staffing shortages should COVID-19 spread to other care homes or impact home support workers. Also raised with the Ministry was […]

Mar 10

COVID-19 Update March 9

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be providing regular updates to our members. These will be posted on our website at Over the weekend, two residents and a care worker at a North Vancouver care home were diagnosed with COVID-19. One of those residents has since passed away. This underscores the […]

Mar 05

Supplies of surgical masks, gloves for B.C.’s seniors care providers drying up due to Coronavirus concerns

Those who care for the elderly urge the public to “Stop buying masks!” Burnaby, B.C. (March 5, 2020): The leading industry associations representing seniors care providers in B.C. are urging members of the public to refrain from making unnecessary purchases or hoarding medical supplies upon receiving reports from their members regarding critical shortages of these […]

Mar 04

Media Roundup: SafeCare BC Speaks Supplies Shortages (COVID-19)

SafeCare BC’s CEO, Jennifer Lyle spoke with the local media to discuss the supplies shortages member organizations are facing as a result of the coronavirus. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the coronavirus and bring awareness of the issues our members are facing. CBC: Senior care homes in B.C. struggle to buy face masks […]

Feb 28

Coronavirus and Protective Supplies Update

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, continues to be a prevalent topic of conversation. SafeCare BC has the latest information for you. Last week we asked if your organization is experiencing any issues securing personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s what you told us: More than half – 57% – of respondents are reporting issues ordering […]

Feb 20

What You Need to Know: The Sixth Presumptive Case of the Coronavirus

Update: On February 20, the Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer announced the sixth presumptive case of the coronavirus in BC. A woman in her 30s who recently returned from Iran is the most recent individual to be presumed positive. On February 14, the Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer released a joint […]

Jan 29

Protecting You and Those You Care For

Yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer announced the first presumed case of the coronavirus in BC. The person affected lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and is currently in isolation at home. While the overall risk from this virus to the public in BC remains low, this is a good reminder about the importance of […]