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.
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.
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 PayJuly 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
The Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) is an online registry to support the proactive deployment of health care providers to ensure BC’s health care system is best prepared to respond to emergencies (e.g., wildfires, floods, pandemics). It is an online registry of health care professionals and health authority staff who are able and willing to be deployed or hired to support B.C.’s health system response.
CAMRT-BC is assisting the BC government to build a list of CAMRT-certified MRTs who are available and willing to be called upon. For more information about the EHPR, please refer to the FAQs.
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
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Page was last reviewed and updated on January 7, 2021.