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Henry adds that there is an "immense" amount of stress and anxiety in care homes for residents, family members and health care providers if an outbreak occurs.

The province's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix, the minister of health, have reduced the number of live updates on the COVID-19 situation in recent weeks.

British Columbia has opened the door to visitors at long-term care facilities, ending a ban that was implemented in March to protect elderly people from COVID-19 but that also put residents at risk due to isolation and lack of family support.

"We are hoping to be able to create a framework that does bring better balance to those needs for social connection and connection with loved ones, as well as protection from infection with COVID".

Any facility now in an outbreak of COVID-19 can't be visited.

A COVID-19 outbreak at North Vancouver's Lynn Valley Care Centre resulted in the deaths of 20 residents. "And if you're feeling at all unwell, delay or postpone that visit".

Residents of assisted living facilities, meanwhile, will be given more freedom to arrange their own outdoor visitation with friends and family.

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She says the designation could be expanded to allow more visitors in the future, but she wants to start slowly.

It says a number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the lounge on those dates. "What we do need is people to be fastidious about checking for symptoms".

While care home visitors must don personal protective equipment and follow safety protocols, Henry said they will not have undergo mandatory testing, as is required in Ontario. "And as we expect, things will progress We'll expand these activities, as we have done with every other activities, and we will be monitoring this on an ongoing basis to ensure that we can expand access as soon as it's safe to do".

In B.C., the relaxed visitor restrictions do not apply to people in acute hospital care, although Dr. Henry said authorities are looking at options for people who are in acute care for longer periods of time.

"We have worked with VCH closely to ensure that we meet the necessary guidelines for sanitation", the establishment said.

It could take up to 10 days for a facility to be ready to accept people, but Henry said care homes have already been planning for visitors. This process is underway, but could take several days to finalize.

"Of course, we're all a little anxious because we know what we can happen if we don't get this right", Henry said.