Creston, BC – September 11, 2020: A reminder to all that keeping our hands clean is one of the most effective ways to help everyone stay safe and healthy this fall and winter. Wash with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds in warm water, or if you don’t have access to soap and running water, use an alcohol-based sanitizer, made with at least 60% alcohol.
Provincial Fall and Winter Preparedness Plan: This week the Province announced a $1.6 billion dollar investment in their fall and winter preparedness plan to manage both normal and routine demand for health services and the ongoing pandemic through the fall and winter of 2020/21. The foundation of the plan is based on the need for a strong and ongoing focus on sustaining the range of infection prevention and control measures across commercial, work, and social settings to minimize pressure on the health system over the fall/winter. The plan has a strong focus on strengthening public health; protecting vulnerable seniors and individuals at risk because of underlying medical conditions; putting in place robust medical in-patient and critical care hospital capacity. For more information please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0050-001694
Health Career Access Program: As part of the Provincial Fall and Winter Preparedness Plan, the Health Career Access Program, will recruit an estimated 7,000 health care workers in long-term care homes and assisted-living facilities throughout the province. For information on the Heath Career Access Program and to find out how to apply, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/work-in-health-care