New health measures introduced for Northern Health region
Northern health (NH) is introducing new public health orders covering the entire Northern Health region to manage COVID-19 activity.
Effective at 12:01 AM Tuesday September 7, 2021:
New NH orders:
Currently in Step 3 of BC restart plan and still in place:
In the Restart step 3 and current PHO order on gatherings and events:
Not restricted by either NH order or restart step 3/PHO order:
These measures will remain in place until Northern Health experiences lower cases and higher vaccination rates.
“We are seeing a surge of cases throughout the Northern Health region,” said Northern Health president and CEO, Cathy Ulrich. “We continue to strongly encourage all people age 12 and up to get immunized which is their best source of protection.”
Most people are being exposed at personal social gatherings in private households and at private gatherings. The delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19.
“Getting immunized will help keep our hospitals open for treating people with other illnesses,” said Northern Health chief medical health officer Dr. Jong Kim. “These orders are a temporary way to help manage the spread of the virus, and the impact on the health system.”
How to get vaccinated
People can get their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by dropping in to any NH immunization clinic or by making an appointment.
To make an appointment, register online by visiting the provincial website at: www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/, call 1‑833‑838‑2323, or visit a Service BC office, and then book an appointment.
For a list of all Northern Health COVID-19 immunization clinics and other resources visit: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/covid-19-immunization-clinics
To learn about B.C.’s Restart Plan and COVID-19 Immunization Plan, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid
Media Contact: NH media line – 877-961-7724
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