News and Statements

The page contains news and statements for COVID-19. Find information about outbreaks or public exposures or exposures in schools

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) maintains data on current COVID-19 case counts. You may also wish to view the COVID-19 data dashboard for Island Health region.

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Island Health News

Find the latest Island Health News at www.islandhealth.ca/news.

News Archive

June 

June 24: COVID-19 antibody testing underway on Comorant Island

June 16: Island Health teams took swift action to offer COVID-19 testing across Vancouver Island

June 3: Supporting safe health-care at hospitals and clinics during COVID-19

May

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

Find the latest provincial update on COVID-19 on the BC Government News website.

 

News & Events

eagle ridge closed due to heat

Island Health temporarily moves July 30, 31 and August 1 Eagle Ridge COVID-19 immunization appointments to Victoria Conference Centre

Due to the forecasted heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all July 31 and August 1 appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre.

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A booth with tents at a vaccination clinic.

Island Health’s Vax Van Joins Pacific FC for Home Game

Island Health’s Vax Van – a custom mobile COVID-19 immunization clinic – will be stopping off in Langford Friday night as part of its Island-wide tour.

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Island Health temporarily moves July 30 Eagle Ridge COVID-19 immunization appointments to Victoria Conference Centre

Due to the challenges faced at the Eagle Ridge Arena during the June heat wave, and the forecast heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre on Friday, July 30.

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