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.
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.
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