Covid-19 Coronavirus

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The Situation

British Columbia along with the rest of Canada has been experiencing an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. This is the same respiratory infection that has prompted several countries worldwide to declare a state of emergency. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), there has been 46 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in BC as of March 11, 2020.

Northwest Skills Institute – an industry focused training organization – is concerned about the consequences on BC’s industries and skilled workers. Industry is the driving force of the economy and as a knowledge provider we are committed to provide updated information when it becomes available.

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Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with resident at George Derby Centre

Aug 7, 2020
A resident of George Derby Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway. The resident is currently in self-isolation at the facility. George Derby Centre is owned and operated by George Derby Care Society.


Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with staff member at Derby Manor

Aug 7, 2020
SURREY – A staff member at Derby Manor has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway.


Joint statement on B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Aug 7, 2020
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:


British Columbians warned of Salmonella infections

Aug 5, 2020
Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States.


Overdose Alert

Aug 5, 2020
There is an increase in overdoses in Nanaimo from opioids and stimulants, increased risk with smoking.


Overdose Alert

Aug 5, 2020
There is an increase in overdoses in the Cowichan Valley from opioids and stimulants, increased risk with smoking.


Targeted COVID-19 testing in response to Kelowna cluster

Aug 4, 2020
Interior Health (IH) is opening a new COVID-19 testing and assessment centre in downtown Kelowna today, providing more access for testing to people who may have been exposed to positive cases in the community.


State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

Aug 4, 2020
The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.


Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with staff member at Maple Ridge Seniors Village

Aug 4, 2020
A staff member at Maple Ridge Seniors Village has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway. Maple Ridge Seniors Village is owned and operated by Retirement Concepts. The facility provides long term care, assisted living, and independent living – all in completely separate areas.


Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with staff member at Dania Home

Jul 31, 2020
A staff member at Dania Home in Burnaby has tested positive for COVID-19. A Fraser Health rapid response team is at the site and communication with residents and families is underway.