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As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

“I would really highly ­encourage businesses to up their game and say: ‘Hey, we consider ourselves an essential service, so if you’re coming into this drugstore, if you’re coming into this grocery store, we want masks on everybody.' "
B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

Data for deaths conflicts with previously released information.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. decline from three-week high

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. decline from three-week high

Province tomorrow shifts to provide only weekly COVID-19 data updates.
Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

In future health emergencies and possibly further waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, caution needs to be taken when extending cancer waiting times for reasons unrelated to patients’ health-care needs.
Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Dr. Meena Dawar with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is encouraging people who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine to have a "heart-to-heart conversation" with their local pharmacist to see what product would work for them.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

COVID-19 ICU patient count at lowest level since August
#CovidIsntOver: Vancouver parents worried about lack of mask mandate in B.C. schools after spring break

#CovidIsntOver: Vancouver parents worried about lack of mask mandate in B.C. schools after spring break

With no mask mandate and kids back to school from spring break, the hashtag #CovidIsntOver has trended on Twitter.
B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

New automated counting system will over-report COVID-19 deaths
Province to offer fourth COVID-19 vax doses to at-risk British Columbians

Province to offer fourth COVID-19 vax doses to at-risk British Columbians

Government also confirms it will be lifting vaccine card requirements
B.C. is dropping the 'vaccine passport' program April 8. Here's what you need to know.

B.C. is dropping the 'vaccine passport' program April 8. Here's what you need to know.

But don't get rid of your proof of vaccination just yet — you might still need it.