News and Statements

The page contains the latest news and statements for COVID-19. Find information about outbreaks or exposures

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) maintains data on current COVID-19 case counts

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Island Health News

May 20: MyHealth provides virutal access to health records, including COVID-19 test results

May 15: Island Health to lift gym closure order 

May 12: Island Health begins implementing surgical renewal plan

May 8: Overdose prevention during the dual public health emergency

April

April 30: Island Health is working to protect people who are experiencing homelessness or substance use dependency from COVID-19

April 30: It is safe to immunize your child during the pandemic

April 30: Capable, willing and nimble: HPES responds to COVID-19

April 28: Have symptoms? Get tested for COVID-19

April 9: If you need emergency care, Island Health is here for you

April 1: The Harbour supervised consumption service goes mobile in response to COVID-19 needs

March

March 30: Island Health Temporarily suspends pay parking

March 24: Possible COVID-19 exposure at pub, personal services establishments in downtown Victoria

March 23: Temporary changes to hours, closures at some Island Health outpatient labs

March 21: Avoid social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19

March 21: Only essential visits allowed at Island Health facilities  

March 19: Possible COVID-19 exposures at the University of Victoria, Saanich Commonwealth Place

March 16: Visitor restrictions in place at Island Health facilities/outpatient clinics

March 13: Island Health COVID-19 referral-only screening clinic in Victoria 

Government of British Columbia Statements

June 3: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 2020

June 2: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 1: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 2020

May 30: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 29: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 28: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 27: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 26: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 25: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 23: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 22: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 21: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 20:  Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 19: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 18: Joint statement on Procince of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates 

May 16: Joint statement on Procince of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates 

May 15: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 14: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates 

May 13: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 12: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 11: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 9: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 8: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 7: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 6: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 5: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 4: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 2: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 1: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 2020

April 30: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 29: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 28: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 27: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 25: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 24: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates 

April 23: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 22: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 21: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 20: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 18: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 17: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 16: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 15: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 14: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 13: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 11: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 9: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 8: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 7: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 6: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 5: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 4: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 3: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 2: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 1: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 2020

March 31: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 30: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 28: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 27: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 26: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 25: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 24: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 23: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 21: Government acting to protect province's most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

March 21: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 20: Joint statement on update and new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 19: Joint statement on update and new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 18: Joint statement on update and new and existing cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 17: Joint statement on update and new and existing cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 16: Joint statement on update and new and existing cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 14: Joint statement on update and new and existing cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 13: Joint statement on update and new and existing cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 12: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C. 

March 11: Update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 10: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 9: Joint statement on new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 6: B.C. activates advanced COVID-19 response to protect British Columbians

March 5: Joint statement on new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 4: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 3: Joint statement on three new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 3: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 2: Joint statement on COVID-19

February 2020

February 29: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C. 

February 25: Joint statement on COVID-19 in B.C. 

February 24: Joint statement on British Columbia’s seventh case of COVID-19 

February 20: Joint statement on British Columbia’s sixth case of COVID-19 

February 19: Joint statement on first B.C. resident recovered from COVID-19 

February 14: Joint statement on British Columbia's fifth case of novel coronavirus 

February 11: Joint statement on updates for novel coronavirus, patients recovering 

February 7: Joint statement on the first repatriation flight for returning Canadians from China 

February 6: Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. 

February 4: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. and federal travel recommendations 

February 3: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. 

January 2020

January 31: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. 

January 28: Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. 

 

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