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COVID-19: Public mask mandates extended to kids five and up

COVID-19: Public mask mandates extended to kids five and up

Measure comes as K-12 students also required to wear masks in classroom
B.C.'s COVID-19 death toll passes 2,000

B.C.'s COVID-19 death toll passes 2,000

Another five deaths in past day push provincial pandemic death toll to 2,001.
Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Number of Thanksgiving guests depends on B.C. health region

Three of the province's health regions have indoor gathering restrictions in place.
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.