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Coquitlam area schools flagged for exposures over spring break

Coquitlam area schools flagged for exposures over spring break

Schools in Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam all saw multiple exposures over a two week period as 223 test positive cases were identified in the Tri-Cities last week; this week, case numbers across the province surged to 800, a level not seen since Dec. 2
COVID-19 cases hit Coquitlam Shoppers Drug Mart, Port Moody Thrifty Foods

COVID-19 cases hit Coquitlam Shoppers Drug Mart, Port Moody Thrifty Foods

This is the second case among staff at the Port Moody Thrifty foods this week and comes at a time new daily caseloads have surged to levels not seen since December
COVID-19 variants causing more severe infections among younger people in B.C.: Bonnie Henry

COVID-19 variants causing more severe infections among younger people in B.C.: Bonnie Henry

Health officials detected 800 new COVID-19 infections in the past day – the most since December 2.
Henry urges patience as B.C. tops 500k individuals vaccinated against COVID-19

Henry urges patience as B.C. tops 500k individuals vaccinated against COVID-19

About 12% of population has received at least one dose so far
B.C. seniors' home residents able to go on outings starting April 1

B.C. seniors' home residents able to go on outings starting April 1

Visits can be an hour or more, and can involve more than one person.
This map shows where the COVID-19 hot spots are in B.C. (MAP)

This map shows where the COVID-19 hot spots are in B.C. (MAP)

Surrey and Vancouver are top in the province for new case numbers right now
B.C. increases penalty for attending gatherings and events—from $230 to $575

B.C. increases penalty for attending gatherings and events—from $230 to $575

The current fine for those who organize or host a banned event remains the same at $2,300.
Updated: Why is Fraser Health working with Air Canada at its newest Coquitlam vaccination clinic?

Updated: Why is Fraser Health working with Air Canada at its newest Coquitlam vaccination clinic?

Air Canada to provide employees to work at Coquitlam COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Poirier Forum as Fraser Health rolls out new vaccination clinics to get jabs into people's arms
B.C.'s active COVID-19 case count highest in months, as new vaccinations hit record high

B.C.'s active COVID-19 case count highest in months, as new vaccinations hit record high

Only three seniors' homes in the province now have active outbreaks.
What you need to know about B.C.'s loosened outdoor religious gatherings

What you need to know about B.C.'s loosened outdoor religious gatherings

From crowd size to singing and social distancing, B.C.'s new loosened restrictions on outdoor religious services come with a number of caveats — here's what worshipers (and everyone else) need to know.