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DDA takes pride in being an essential service and advocate for those with developmental disabilities in Vancouver and Richmond. Our support staff and management are doing double duty to ensure our clients are well supplied, well protected, and are maintaining social distancing as best as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. As an essential service we are following any and all provincial government protocols when it comes to cleanliness for all of our residential homes, daycare centres, and drop-in centres. We have also taken the step to have any office staff work from home if possible.

DDA is a champion of the LGBTQ2+ community. We are now a proud part of the Vancouver Police Department’s Safe Space Program.

A reminder that DDA no longer accepts clothing or household donations. Please connect with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver or Value Village directly.

NEW: Gyms To Gradually Reopen

CityNews – B.C. gyms and fitness centres will be able to reopen this week as the province makes changes to COVID-19 restrictions, but restaurants, bars, and event venues will have to wait a little longer before their rules change.

Starting Thursday, gyms and fitness centres, which have been completely closed since Dec. 21, must implement COVID-19 safety plans to reopen. This will include occupancy limits of seven square metres per person, up to as many as 25 people per space.

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Canada Authorizes Pfizer COVID Pill

CBC – After Canada approved a new treatment for COVID-19, Pfizer’s highly effective oral therapeutic Paxlovid, experts are  hopeful the highly sought after pill can help control a devastating Omicron-driven surge — if it’s rolled out fast enough.

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B.C. Daily COVID-19 Stats for Thursday, January 20th:

  • Over the last 24 hours, B.C. is reporting 2,150 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of  305,715 cases in the province.

  • 15 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,520 in B.C.

  • 265,765 people have fully recovered.

  • There are 34,835 active cases in B.C.

  • 891 British Columbians remain hospitalized with 119 of those cases in ICU. 

  • There are currently 58 active outbreaks in long-term care, acute care and assisted living facilities.

  •  As of Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 89.4% (4,455,046) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (4,161,148) have received their second dose.

  • In addition, 92.5% (4,286,419) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.8% (4,160,597) have received their second dose and 36.7% (1,700,206) have received a third dose.

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BCCDC Changes Isolation Rules…Again

CityNews – The BC Centre for Disease Control has once again changed its isolation guidelines for people with COVID-19.

“The amount of time you need to self-isolate depends on your vaccination status and age,” said an update posted online Wednesday. That followed an earlier update recommending five days isolation regardless of age or vaccination status.

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Rapid Test Kits Distributed for Symptomatic School Staff

This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19.

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Snow and Accessibility: From the DDA Blog

Come Work With Us!

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DDA is an essential service. That means we keep the doors open to make sure our clients are as protected as possible from COVID-19 by following government guidelines very closely. We currently have vacancies for DDA Support Staff in many of our group homes and daycare centres. For a list of current opportunities go here. Apply today and make a difference in someone’s life.

*Due to COVID-19 and the need to practice social distancing, the interview process for DDA and prospective employees may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding.

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For questions, concerns, and advocacy connect with DDA today:

Call us: 604 273 9778

Email us: hello@develop.bc.ca

Posted by dda-editor in: Daily Updates