There was only one active COVID 19 case in the Greater Campbell River Health Area as of last Monday, Feb 15th, according to the latest report from the BC Center for Disease control.
This may have been the exposure that Carihi Secondary School, in Campbell River, reported yesterday . According to the press release, the potential exposure may have occurred within a PE class on February 10th, 11th and 16th. Island Health has completed contact tracing and students from that class have been asked to self-isolate until March 2nd.
On Feb 15th, there were only seven cases in the North Vancouver Island Local Health Area.
The only other report from our area pertains to Cortes Island. The Klahoose village’s immunization program experienced a weeks delay, but is rolling out despite the province wide shortage of COVID-19 vaccines.
Chief Kevin Peacey told the National Observer, “We hear a lot of our members are jumping at the bit to get in line first. It is frustrating with the delay, but I keep positive that it will all work out in the end.”
The Klahoose were put at the front of the line of First Nations receiving vaccinations because of their COVID cluster in November/December.
Top photo credit: Looking across Sutil Channel to Marina and Cortes Islands in the Greater Campbell River Health Area by Dale Simonson via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)
Links of Interest
- (Cortes Currents) COVID updates
- (Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River
- Island Health’s COVID-19 dashboard
- (BCCDC) BC COVID Data
- British Columbia COVID-19 data
- (BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health
- (Cortes Currents) Klahoose immunization program continuing to roll out
- (Cortes Currents) articles about the Klahoose outbreak
- (Cortes Currents) articles about the Klahoose Nation
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