COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020:

📊 There are 53 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC for a total of 1174. There are 412 confirmed cases in the Fraser Health region.

The Province is partnering with the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) to launch EquipCare BC to help seniors in long-term care and assisted living homes. EquipCare BC will provide $10 million to enhance infection prevention and control, and improve quality and safety in long-term care and assisted living homes throughout the province.

🟥 Four more people have passed away in BC due to COVID-19. There have now been 35 deaths in BC due to COVID-19. I wish to again extend my condolences to all of the families as they mourn in this incredibly difficult time.

📚 The province is increasing emergency supports for Indigenous students at public post-secondary education institutions. This non-repayable emergency fund will help students with essentials for their health and well-being such as groceries, living expenses, and transportation.

I am so proud of how we have come together as a community during this extraordinary time. Every passing day is critical for how this pandemic will unfold in our province. We must stay 100% committed to social distancing. I know we are up to the challenge.

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay home.

CTV News: BC health officials announce 4 more COVID-19 deaths, 53 cases.

For more information on today’s announcements regarding EquipCare BC, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0121-000628

For more information on today’s announcement regarding emergency supports for Indigenous students, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AEST0022-000623

For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support