$10 million for senior care homes

The province will spend $10 million to expand infection prevention at senior care homes and address immediate needs related to COVID-19.

The EquipCare BC program will enhance sanitization and safety in more than 440 long-term care and assisted living facilities, the province says, and will fund items incuding outbreak carts and mobile hand-hygiene sinks, touchless towel and soap dispensers, and equipment for waste and laundry.

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There are have been 22 outbreaks of the COVID-19 respiratory disease reported at long-term care facilities in B.C.

The BC Care Providers Association will administer the program. Applications from facilities are being accepted starting today, April 4. 

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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