Interior Health is reporting six new Covid-19 cases in the Fernie Health Area from from November 14th to November 20th.

British Columbia is going to start vaccinating children aged five to 11 against COVID-19 starting Monday, November 29th.

Invitations to book appointments will start going out Monday to families with children who have been registered through the province’s portal, with a number of same-day appointments available.

The children will be receiving Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Canada for children in that age group.

Earlier this month the Resorts or the Canadian Rockies decided to adjust their winter operations policies & procedures for guests at their resorts, including Fernie Alpine Resort, as follows:

“Following the advice provided by the Provincial Government Health Authorities, RCR has decided to require proof of COVID-19 Immunization Record to access all chair lifts and indoor facilities at our resorts this winter. This decision has been made with the goal of providing you, our guests, our staff, and our resort communities with the safest environment possible.” Read more here.

Here are the local vaccination clinic options.

Fernie Health Area Vaccine Clinics:

Fernie – Elk Valley Hospital, appointment only 09:00-3:50 pm on Monday and Tuesdays

Sparwood – Sparwood Health Centre, appointment only 09:10-3:30 pm on Wednesdays

Elkford – Elkford Community Centre, appointment only 09-3:50 on Thursdays

Note: All Clinics are closed from 12-1 for lunch.

Book your vaccine here:
– Online at: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
– Or by telephone at 1 833 838-2323

BC Vaccine Card
The easiest way to show proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses is using the BC Vaccine Card. Read more about the BC Vaccine card here.

Booking a COVID-19 test:
Online: You can book an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form. By phone: Call the COVID-19 Test Booking Line at 1-877-740-7747 for assistance with booking your test.

Seek a test if you have two or more of the following symptoms for more than 24 hours, and they are not related to any other pre-existing conditions:
– Sore throat
– Loss of appetite
– Extreme fatigue or tiredness
– Headache
– Body aches (muscles and joints aching)
– Nausea or vomiting
– Diarrhea

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