My Mum is POA (everything) for a couple she has known for over 60 years. The wife is in a nursing home that is privately owned. The husband is an an Assisted Living place about 20 minutes away.
The nursing home owns three facilities in our area, probably more in the province. Mum got a letter from them yesterday stating that if any of their residents comes down with Covid-19, they will not be transferred to hospital. I am not sure if this is a Provincial Health Order, or a company policy.
On Vancouver Island two hospitals have been set aside for Covid cases, and a total of 17 across the province.
It is amazing how the community has pulled together. Distilleries are making hand sanitizer for hospitals, care facilities, nor for profit agencies and families with immune compromised members.
People are responding to the demand for face masks, scrub caps and more. A local company with a UV sterilizer is putting the masks and caps through their process before they go to the hospital.
A Canadian hockey gear manufacturer is making face shields for medical workers.
Canadians are for the most part taking social distancing seriously.
I met a man today who had a strong Italian accent. When I asked him where in Italy he was from, he said Milano. He almost came to tears as he told me about his 85 years old father who has been in lock down for 3 weeks and fears for his life. He calls every morning before going to work, not knowing if it will be the last time he talks to his father. It was heart breaking to talk to him.