This page contains information on current COVID-19 outbreaks. It is updated when the Island Health region experiences a reportable outbreak.
- Island Health does not comment on or confirm specific details about individual cases of COVID-19.
- Island Health’s Public Health team employs contact tracing processes to notify potentially close contact exposure to a confirmed case. Public notifications are only issued if there are high-risk contacts who cannot be identified. Outbreaks are declared in settings such as health facilities. Outbreaks and notifications are posted on our website.
- COVID-19 is present across the Island Health region. The best defence is immunization. Please continue with preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, keeping two metres from people outside your household, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and staying home when sick.
For information on schools, please see our COVID-19 In Schools page.
Workplace closures are listed on our Workplace Closures page.
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Data shows that our public health practices are working. Recently identified individuals with COVID-19 are required to self-isolate; therefore, the risk to the community remains low. COVID-19 is still in our communities. Please continue with preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, keeping two metres from people outside your household, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and staying home when sick.
Island Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard breaks down North, Central and South Island case counts and includes exposure history and other important information. We use the same data as provided to BCCDC, and are in line with daily provincial updates unless otherwise stated. It is updated each weekday after 4 p.m. Our dashboard is updated each weekday after 4 p.m.
The results from BCCDCs 2020 Speak Survey can be found here and will be updated with Speak2 survey results.
- November 2021
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, November 2
- October 2021
Tofino General Hospital, October 12
Chartwell Malaspina Care Centre Hummingbird Unit, October 31
- September 2021
Chinatown Care Centre Long-Term Care, September 19
- August 2021
Sunset Lodge long-term care home, August 27
Discovery Harbour long-term care home, August 4
- April 2021
Longlake Chateau, 3035 Ross Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5S8, March 25
Craigdarroch long-term care home, April 23
Mount St. Mary long-term care home, April 21
- February 2021
Eden Gardens, 1917 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo February 14, 15
Glacier View Lodge, 2450 Back Rd, Courtenay, Feb 28
- January 2021
Bard and Banker, 1022 Government St, Victoria
January 23, 2021
Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence, 100 Eleventh Street, Nanaimo
Dec 27 and 28, 2020
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo
January 23, 2021
West Coast General Hospital (WCGH), 3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni
Dec 1, 2020
- Tsawaayuuss Rainbow Gardens, 6151 Russell Pl, Port Alberni
Nov 16, 2020
Irish Times Pub - 1200 Government Street, Victoria
November 13, 2020; Between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Transitional Care Unit
November 11, 2020
Browns Socialhouse - 1661 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay
November 3, 2020 Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
November 5, 2020 Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tofino Brewing Co. - 691 Industrial Way, Tofino BC
October 27, 2020
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe - 9535 Canora Road, Sidney, B.C.
August 21: Between 4 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
August 22: Between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. OR between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
10 Acres Cafe & Market at the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa (NOT The Pier restaurant) - 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, B.C.
August 20: Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
August 21: Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Il Falcone Restaurant - 536 6th Street Courtenay, B.C.
August 16, 2020 between 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sticky Wicket Bar & Restaurant
Between March 5 and 15
The Fix Healthcare
On March 14 and 16
University of Victoria
March 12 - Psych 300B A01, beginning at 11 a.m.; Psych 351B A01, beginning at 1 p.m. Biol 367 A01, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Saanich Commonwealth Place swimming pool
March 12 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saanich Commonwealth Place kick boxing class
March 15 between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
For notifications of public exposures related to flights, work sites, cruises, long-distance bus and train travel, and public events, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control Public Exposures page.