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Daniel Fontaine, CEO of the BC Care Providers Association, delves into how the “Team B.C.” approach has helped slow down the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care, assisted living, and independent living in a recent Vancouver Sun article.

“Led by Minister of Health Adrian Dix, a unique ‘Team B.C.’ approach was undertaken in which private care providers co-ordinated our pandemic response directly with the provincial government and with regional health authorities,” Fontaine writes.

“This work helped save lives, and slowed the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care, assisted-living and independent-living settings across B.C. Early on, all parties agreed that a united response involving government, health authorities, employers and labour organizations would be the way we could prevent our acute-care system from becoming overwhelmed. It was also how we quickly ‘flattened the curve’ in seniors’ care settings.”

Read the full Vancouver Sun article here.