Omicron Variant - What’s New The extremely contagious Omicron variant is now the dominant variant of COVID-19 in British Columbia, and this is leading to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in our communities. This variant can infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Vaccination can still reduce the risk of serious disease and hospitalization.
At the current rate of COVID-19 transmission, the BC Public Health Officer, Dr. Henry, has advised all industries to expect staff absences in the coming weeks. She has advised businesses to prepare for up to a third of the workplace to be in COVID related isolation at the same time. All businesses in British Columbia, including construction companies, need to prepare to operate at reduced levels of staffing. Download full bulletin