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September 2020

COVID-19 Risks and precautions for the performing arts

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the performing arts causing changes and restrictions to instruction, rehearsals and performances. This presentation will review current understanding of the key COVID-19 risks associated with performing arts activities and precautions for minimizing risks of COVID-19 transmission.

FREE WEBINAR : Sept 30, 2020 | 12 - 1pm PDT  |  REGISTER NOW!

▶ See our companion Evidence Review.

Webinar: COVID-19 Risks and precautions for the performing arts

Podcast: COVID-19 and Multi-unit Residential Buildings

In the NCCID Infectious Questions: What Health Professionals Should Know About COVID-19 podcast series, we shared information about COVID-19 precautions for multi-unit residential buildings. 

Listen here

COVID-19 Management during Public Health Emergencies

This topic page provides resources that address how typical emergency management practices and procedures may need to be adapted to a pandemic context.

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September 2020 Environmental Health & COVID-19 Scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.

COVID-19 publications are included, providing readers with up-to-date emerging topics and information.

Focus areas include: air quality, drinking water, climate change, built environment, food, virus transmission, survival, health policy, children’s and senior’s environmental health, and more.

View Research Scan

Bike Month 2020

Bike Month is an opportunity for people to try riding a bike for the first time, learn new skills, or simply have fun and connect with new people. It’s taking the time to rekindle the youthful magic of exploring your neighbourhood by bike or share that joy with the next generation of bike riders. Bike Month is a celebration of cycling.

▶︎ See events

CIHR: Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) Data Analysis Grants (PJW)

The Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) is partnering with Statistics Canada and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to support the use of existing survey, administrative and linked datasets held by either agency to further research and develop indicators related to HCRI.

▶︎ Submit your proposal by Oct 14th

B.C. Guidance for Prospective Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA)

The B.C. Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on the draft document ‘B.C. Guidance for Prospective Human Health Risk Assessment’, via a 45-day public review period from August 28 to October 12, 2020. 

▶︎ Survey Comment Form

Health Canada Consultations

Health Canada is currently consulting on several Guideline Technical Documents for recreational and drinking water and indoor air.

▶︎  Diquat in Drinking Water - Guideline Technical Document  [Closes Oct 2, 2020]

▶︎ Guidance on Monitoring the Biological Stability of Drinking Water in Distribution Systems [Closes Oct 16, 2020]

▶︎ Proposed Residential Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Carbon Dioxide 
[Closes Oct 21, 2020]

When shelter in place isn't an option: 
EH guidance for encampments during the COVID-19 pandemic

[Webinar Recording]
Supplementary Powerpoint Available Here

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