Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources – BC

The CAMRT and CAMRT-BC understand the impact the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having on MRTs as frontline healthcare professionals.  Our goal is to direct you to reliable and up-to-date information about how the situation is unfolding, both nationally and specifically in BC.

For special updates and to see what CAMRT is doing for MRTs during this outbreak, visit camrt.ca/covid19.

BC INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

To have your questions answered about the virus and for the latest updates on COVID-19, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit their website. In addition to staying informed about the latest provincial updates, it is your responsibility as an MRT to remain aware about guidance being given at your own institution.

As this is a fast-developing situation, CAMRT-BC will continue to monitor the information and respond according to the guidelines and recommendations of the relevant authorities.

ADVOCACY

CAMRT-BC continues to lend our support to ensure the impact of COVID-19 on MRTs is heard by decision makers, such as the union and provincial government, as BC moves through the phases of this pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccine

On Friday January 8, BCRS/CAMRT-BC released a joint position statement to welcome and support the BC government’s Vaccine Distribution Taskforce to guide the vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province.

BCRS/CAMRT-BC Position Statement: Access to C0VID-19 Vaccination for Medical Imaging Professionals in BC

 

January 2021 Letter to BC Ministry of Health

 

Temporary Pandemic Pay

July 2020 Letter to BC Ministry of Finance

 

May 2020 Thank You Letter to HSA

 

April 2020 Letter of Support to HSA

 

BC EMERGENCY HEALTH PROVIDER REGISTRY

CAMRT-BC is assisting the BC government to build a list of CAMRT-certified MRTs who are available to respond to the covid-19 pandemic and not already employed by a health authority.  For more information, please contact the Provincial Manager, Sarah Erdelyi, at serdelyi@camrt.ca.

EHPR FAQ

January 2021 Update

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES IN BC

September 2021 Memo to Nursing and Allied Health Workforce in BC

Additional Useful links

CAMRT Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and resources (including links to Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization)

BC Government: British Columbia’s Response to COVID-19
BC Government: Temporary Pandemic Pay
BC Government: COVID-19 Vaccines

BCCDC: COVID-19 resources for health professionals
BCCDC: Provincial Guidance for Medical Imaging Services within British Columbia During the COVID-19 Pandemic Phases

 

Feedback

We want to stay on top of issues that are important to you as MRTs in BC. If you have a question or suggestion about the content of this page, please forward them by email to serdelyi@camrt.ca.

 

Page was last reviewed and updated on January 7, 2021.