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

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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 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 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 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

Reminder: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Reminder: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Island Health is asking people across our region to double down on their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum assisted living facility in Duncan.

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Open Letter from First Nations Health Authority and Island Health CEOs

We are deeply saddened by the racist commentary which has arisen within the community in response to the hardship being experienced by Cowichan Tribes.

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