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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 24 2020

Morrison Insulation in Castlegar donated six cases of 95 masks, making a total of 1,000 masks donated to support Emergency Services so far. However, the need continues, and donations will be most welcome.

Previous coverage:

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow of Kootenay Emergency Response Physician Association is making an urgent call to the community for the donation of N95 surgical masks, as emergency responders face unprecedented demands on skills and equipment in the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 23 2020

In a media release Monday, Interior Health said it's limiting the number of visitors entering all sites to essential visits only until further notice.

Interior Health said this decision supports the province-wide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and reflects the provincial state of emergency.

"The restriction of visits will help keep our patients, individuals in care, families and health-care workers safe," Interior Health said media release said.

"It also aligns with the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendations for social distancing."

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Mar 23 2020

On March 20, at approximately 2 a.m., a Castlegar resident was awakened from his sleep after hearing noises inside his residence. The home owner got out of bed to investigate and encountered an unknown male suspect inside his house. The home owner verbally confronted the suspect who immediately fled from the home.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 23 2020

BC Transit, the Province of BC, our local government partners including West Kootenay Transit — which includes Nelson and Trail Transit as well as Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Service — are continuing to work to ensure we have service on the road for customers that need to get to work, including health care facilities, and going out for groceries or other needs.

In a media release, BC Transit said it is implementing rear door boarding, where available, across the province to enhance social distancing for drivers and passengers.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 472
  • New cases since March 21, 2020: 48
  • Hospitalized cases: 33
  • Intensive care: 14
  • Deaths: 13
  • Recovered: 100

Confirmed cases by region:

By Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

THIS IS YOUR DOCTOR’S NOTE

The physicians of Castlegar are on the front lines in the battle against COVID19. This is a crisis unlike any of us have experienced in our lifetime. We are working as hard as we can to make sure that our patients, and the public in general, get the medical care they need.

We cannot do it alone.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 23 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:

"We are announcing 48 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 472 cases in British Columbia, since we last reported on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

By Interior Health Authority on Saturday Mar 21 2020

Interior Health is making changes to long-term care and community programs and services to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and address potential pressures on the acute care system. The changes include:

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 21 2020

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of noon on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 424
  • New cases since March 20, 2020: 76
  • Hospitalized cases: 27
  • Intensive care: 12
  • Deaths: 10
  • Recovered: 6

Confirmed cases by region:

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 21 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:

“We are announcing 76 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 424 cases in British Columbia.

“It is with sadness that we share the news that another Lynn Valley resident who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. We offer our deepest condolences to their loved ones and the staff who cared for them.

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