Outbreaks and Exposures

This page contains information on public COVID-19 exposures and current outbreaks.

COVID-19 Outbreaks

There are no COVID-19 outbreaks at Island Health facilities at this time, including long-term care facilities.

Active outbreaks of other infections or illnesses at Island Health facilities

Possible exposures

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

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

Updated April 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

News & Events

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

As Island Health increases services levels at all of our health-care facilities, we are asking for the public’s help to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Island Health simulation team supports healthcare providers around the world during COVID crisis

Simulation is a technique used frequently in healthcare training, particularly during high risk situations like COVID-19 that clinicians don’t encounter often. It allows healthcare teams to practice how they can respond to a patient in different situations.

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Ingrid Cline, Chemainus Health Care Centre

Island Health ambassadors protect patients, staff and physicians from COVID-19

Bev Groenewold is by nature a friendly person, but the pediatric nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital typically doesn’t greet people at the front doors of the facility.

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