Attention Self Advocates
The selfadvocatenet.com coverage of the Corona Virus pandemic also called COVID 19 is intended to inform Self Advocates by bringing you daily updates and information regarding this life threatening situation so you stay healthy and safe.
We encourage all Self Advocates to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines so we can stop the spread of this virus quickly. We each must do our part to protect ourselves and our communities. If you have an issue let us know we are here to support one another.
Message that selfadvocatenet.com is wanting to let you know: If you are out touching public surfaces, debit card machines, door handles at the grocery store DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE until you can wash your hands. Wash your hands WELL, scrub for at least 20 seconds and don’t touch your face .
Stay home if you are sick. If you are sneezing cover your mouth with your arm. Practice social isolation by staying 2 meters or at least 2 arm lengths away from everyone. If you take the bus sit a few seats away from the next person.
By practicing these guidelines we will be doing our part as citizens to keep everyone safe. When you are at home make sure your surroundings are cleaned regularly. Frequently wipe down things you touch a lot like door handles, light switches, telephones, countertops , bathrooms etc.
Make sure you reach out to service providers, family and friends if you are uncertain. Only go out if it is necessary like going shopping or to the drug store.
All the best from the Sans Team.
World Health Organization has now called it Pandemic Officially
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
- If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Handwashing poster
Will wearing a mask protect me?
Health-care workers will wear surgical masks, eye protection and gowns in order to protect themselves and other patients. During health-care procedures in which aerosol sprays may be generated (for example, when giving certain inhaled medications), health-care workers should wear specialized masks.
Protecting loved ones
What if I have a chronic condition?
Here it is the Covig 19 videos made by SAS and SALN. go to this link to watch it click here
or click on picture below where see picture of videos below
between 6am to 9pm the list is:
Other related link to this Corona Virus help to prevent it so don’t get sick
Special Olympics BC has information if your athlete, volunteers, coaches on coronavirus prevention click here
CloudMD See a doctor on your phone CloudPractice Inc
Counseling places that can call if need talk to someone self advocates affected by Covid 19
Dorothy Hyslop (Counsellor that was at Leadership Retreat) is willing to provide free counselling to Self Advocates affected by COVID-19. please contact Dorothy Hyslop at 604-765-1039 and leave a message or
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Illuminating Counselling Services
Practicing social distancing does not mean counselling services are not available. We have the means to assist you via telephonic means or web applications.
I am aware that this pandemic has increased anxiety and depression for many. Please know that I am available for you.
Illuminating Counselling Services at www.advicecounselling.com.
Rosemary Fromson, RPC, MPCC-S
Email her at email@example.com; Phone: 604-302-9648
Please consider participating in a survey to assess the international impact of COVID-19
on people with an intellectual disability and their family members.
Survey available here: https://tinyurl.com/COVID19IDD
This where Federal Govt of Canada news here
Government of Canada announces plan to help support Canadians through the next phase of the recovery
Thursday August 20, 2020
This on Canada Govt Website go to the link here
CLBC Update October 8th,2020 go to this link click here
Province steps up support for community social services sector
New plan maps next steps forward in B.C.’s economic recovery
Revised “Essential Visits” policy now supports people with disabilities during hospital visits
Page 3 Family and Visitor Policy click on picture below see document
Hear is updates from BC Govt heath minister
Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Victoria Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:22 PM
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“Today, we are reporting 203 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 12,057 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 1,766 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,294 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 9,993 people who tested positive have recovered.
“Currently, 70 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,215 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,517 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 632 in the Interior Health region, 361 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
“There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 256 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Three Links Care Centre, Fort Langley Seniors Community and Baillie House. The outbreaks at Harrison West at Elim Village and White Rock Seniors Village have been declared over. In total, 18 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
“There has been one new outbreak at École de l’Anse-au-sable school in Kelowna with three members of the school community confirmed positive for COVID-19. Public health teams have directed a further approximately 160 members of the school community to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. Interior Health will provide ongoing updates as the investigation continues.
“There also continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.
“Many of the new cases and recent community clusters of COVID-19 are directly connected to weddings, funerals and celebrations of life – times when we traditionally gather with family and friends.
“With COVID-19 still in our communities, we have seen that even small gatherings are risky right now. Inside or outside, large space or small, the fewer the faces the better.
“A wedding is meant to be a time of celebration, yet weddings and other important life occasions are a significant source of community transmission; transmission that has spread to health-care facilities, workplaces and schools.
“Now is the time to keep these celebrations small and to plan for bigger family gatherings at a time when we are no longer putting our seniors, elders and others at risk.”
BCCDC’s safer celebrations guidance: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/social-interactions/safer-celebrations
To learn more about the October 5 modelling presentation, visit:
Guidance for Halloween during COVID-19: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/social-interactions/halloween
To find the provincial health officer’s orders, visit:
To see a map of COVID-19 cases by local health area visit:
If you are experiencing symptoms, find a collection centre near you to get tested: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing
For a listing of the community exposure events, go to:
BCCDC (flights, work sites, etc): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.
For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
A backgrounder follows.
Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks
Assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follows:
Vancouver Coastal Health
- Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
- Point Grey Private Hospital long-term care facility
- Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility (second occurrence)
- Three Links Care Centre long-term care facility
- Weinberg Residence long-term care facility
- Baillie House long-term care facility
- Chartwell Carrington House assisted and independent living facility
- Evergreen Baptist Care Society long-term care facility
- Fort Langley Seniors Community long-term care facility
- Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre long-term care facility
- Good Samaritan Victoria Heights assisted-living facility
- Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
- PICS assisted-living facility
- Rosemary Heights Seniors Village independent, assisted and long-term care facility
- Sunset Manor assisted-living facility
- The Village assisted-living and long-term care facility
- Thornebridge Gardens assisted-living facility
- Zion Park Manor long-term care facility
This on BC Govt website click here
Fall Update October 5th ,2020
HEALTH SECTOR PLAN FOR FALL/WINTER 2020/21 MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19
B.C. COVID-19 response update
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST DATA ON COVID-19 CASES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
updated October 5th,2020
This on website called BC Center for Disease Control website click here
Restart funding to support transit services people count on
TransLink COVID-19 Update
Mandatory Face Covering Policy
Transit riders will be required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings
- Beginning Monday, August 24, TransLink will require customers to wear non-medical masks or face coverings while on-board transit vehicles.
- Although Transit Police will be able to enforce a rule or signage requiring face coverings on transit, the initial focus of this policy will be on awareness and education.
- Frontline employees may inform or remind customers to wear a face covering when on-board transit vehicles.
- There are a number of important exemptions to this policy, which include:
- Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;
- These customers will have the option to request a TransLink branded card which notes they are exempt from wearing a face covering.
- The cards will be made available at Compass Customer Service Centres at Stadium-Chinatown and Waterfront Stations.
- Persons unable to place or remove a mask or face covering without assistance;
- Children under 5 years of age;
- Employees working behind a physical barrier or within areas designated for employees and not for public access (including Bus Operators while driving behind a barrier);
- Police, employees, or first responders in an emergency.
- Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;
- This step is essential to ensuring customers have confidence riding transit as British Columbia’s economy continues to reopen and more people commute around the region.
- Rebuilding transit ridership is crucial as our region’s economy reopens and road congestion returns. Customer confidence is key to rebuilding ridership.
- Internal counts show approximately 40 per cent of customers are currently wearing face coverings on transit.
- This policy around mandatory mask or face covering use is being added to TransLink’s Safe Operating Action Plan.
- The plan has increased cleaning and sanitizing of transit vehicles and hubs, increased service levels and creates space between customers where possible.
This on BC Translink website go to the link here
GLOBAL – BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, will be proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the province beginning Monday, August 24.
Accommodations will be permitted for children under the age of 5 and those that cannot wear a face covering for health reasons. Customers will be expected to supply their own face covering for their transit journey.
We recognize the advice from health professionals, including Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, has been to wear face coverings when physical distancing is not possible including on transit vehicles. Customers have indicated making the use of face coverings mandatory will create a more comfortable environment.
While face coverings will be mandatory, the policy will be implemented as an educational step without enforcement. The educational position is aligned with TransLink and other transit agencies in Canada.
We have been working hard to ensure customers are aware of our new policy through promotion and signage. We will continue to work with our local government partners to make transit a comfortable environment for staff and customers.
The Together We Ride campaign continues across the province, promoting the need to work together to make the transit journey comfortable for customers. Details are available here: bctransit.com/together-we-ride
For more details about the mandatory mask policy and BC Transit’s response to COVID-19, please visit bctransit.com or call your local transit office.
BC Transit communications
BC Transit updates Coronavirus COVID-19 Information latest here
Federal Briefing on the response to Covid 19
Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
October,21st 2020 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of Canada
In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
“As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory and healthcare capacity. The following is the latest summary on national numbers and trends, and the actions we all need to be taking to maintain COVID-19 at manageable levels across the country.
Since the first cases were reported in March 2020, there have been 203,688 cases of COVID-19, including 9,794 deaths reported in Canada; these cumulative numbers tell us about the overall burden of COVID-19 illness to date. Though the numbers are high and continue to increase at an accelerated pace, it is important to remember that the vast majority of Canadians remain susceptible to COVID-19. This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions that will keep ourselves, our families and our communities safer.
Currently, cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the country. At this time, there are 22,151 active cases across the country and the latest national-level data indicate daily averages of 2,401 new cases (Oct 14-20) and 74,719 people tested, with 3.1% testing positive (Oct 11-17).
The number of people experiencing severe illness is also increasing. Provincial and territorial data, indicate that an average of 979 people with COVID-19 were being treated in Canadian hospitals each day during the most recent 7-day period (Oct 14-20), including 200 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. During the same period, there were an average of 20 COVID-19-related deaths reported daily.
As hospitalisations and deaths tend to lag behind increased disease activity by one to several weeks, the concern is that we have yet to see the extent of severe impacts associated with the ongoing increase in COVID-19 disease activity. As well, influenza and respiratory infections typically increase during the Fall and Winter, placing increased demands on hospitals. This is why it is so important for people of all ages to maintain public health practises that keep respiratory infection rates low.
Canada needs a collective effort to sustain the public health response through to the end of the pandemic, while balancing the health, social and economic consequences. We can all do our part by keeping our number of in-person close contacts low and committing to proven effective public health practises; stay home/self-isolate if you have any symptoms, maintain physical distancing, wear a face mask as appropriate, and keep up with hand, cough and surface hygiene. Canadians can also go the extra mile by sharing credible information on COVID-19 risks and prevention practises and measures to reduce COVID-19 in communities and by downloading the COVID Alert app to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Read my backgrounder to access more COVID-19 Information and Resources on ways to reduce the risks and protect yourself and others.”
Public Health Agency of Canada
This on Govt of Canada Website go to the link here
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST DATA ON COVID-19 CASES IN Canada
This from The World Health Organization website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.
Here is the WHO latest update
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – October 19th, 2020
This is Briefing of The WHO News Conference that was Today October 19th,2020
How to cope with stress during 2019-nCoV outbreak
Practice food safety
Shopping/Working in wet markets in China and Southeast Asia
Stay healthy while traveling
Go to World Heath Organization for above Information on Corona virus go to the link here