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COVID-19: Expanding vax mandates extend to TransLink workers

COVID-19: Expanding vax mandates extend to TransLink workers

Workers must be fully vaccinated by November 29.
B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

B.C. teachers' union urges school staff to get COVID-19 vaccines

But BCTF president Teri Mooring says the B.C. government should be implementing a provincewide mandate, not relying on school districts
BC Ferries says federal mandatory vaccinations will apply to crew

BC Ferries says federal mandatory vaccinations will apply to crew

BC Ferries employs 4,500 to 5,100 staff, depending on the season.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since May

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. highest since May

The 373 British Columbians in hospitals with the disease include 132 in ICUs.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for school staff in hands of school boards

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for school staff in hands of school boards

B.C. premier says it's up to the school boards to inform themselves about the best way to protect their employees, students.
B.C. sees most new COVID-19 infections in a week

B.C. sees most new COVID-19 infections in a week

Nine more British Columbians die from COVID-19; 5,945 battle active infections.
Seniors advocate calls for more sick pay for care-home staff after review of outbreaks

Seniors advocate calls for more sick pay for care-home staff after review of outbreaks

The review focused on factors leading to coronavirus outbreaks from March 2020 to February 2021, most of them in long-term care.
COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

Canadians 12 and older travelling via train or plane will also need to show proof of vaccination
B.C. hospital occupancy stays relatively flat in past month

B.C. hospital occupancy stays relatively flat in past month

Hospitals were far more occupied pre-pandemic
Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

City’s municipal police force has yet to make a decision on COVID-19 vaccinations for officers, unlike the RCMP.