An order set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday was updated so that it remains in effect until Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addresses the matter in a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, B.C.'s health minister said.
An elementary school in the city of Armstrong, in B.C.'s Interior, will remain closed this week as teachers refuse to work due to a high number of students not wearing masks amid a surge of COVID-19 cases.
B.C. health officials reported 819 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Monday, including 99 in intensive care, as the province recorded 22 more deaths from the disease and 5,625 new cases over the weekend.
The head of Peace Arch Hospital's maternity clinic in White Rock, B.C., says closing the unit indefinitely will create more challenges recruiting pediatricians and will have a negative impact on patient care.