Data, Outbreaks and Public Exposures

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

It is updated when the Island Health region experiences an outbreak or exposure.

Current data

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. Please continue with preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, keeping two metres from people outside your household, wearing a mask when in situations where physical distancing is not possible, and staying home when sick.

The BC Centre for Disease Control is the source of truth for province-wide information, including current COVID-19 case counts for Island Health and all other BC health authorities. 

Island Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard breaks down North, Central and South Island case counts and lists the number of days since any new lab-diagnosed cases. It also includes exposure history and other important information. It is updated every Monday and more frequently if new cases are reported.

View it here: COVID-19 data dashboard for Island Health region.

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

Island Health will provide updates on the locations and times of known possible exposures to COVID-19 to the public in our region when we have been unable to reach or identify all individuals potentially exposed via contact tracing. A close contact exposure means face-to-face contact for an extended period of time with a person who is infectious.

If you have been in one of these locations at times of possible exposure, it does not mean you will develop COVID-19. The possible exposures listed on this site are believed to be low risk but, out of an abundance of caution, we ask that anyone who may have visited any of the locations listed on the specified dates and times to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Locations will be removed from the current public exposures list 14 days after the last exposure date, and then archived below.

There are no public exposure notices at this time.

Location Address Date Time

There is no known risk to anyone who attended any listed locations outside of the specified dates and times. If people remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and people can continue with their usual daily activities.

If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and self-isolate – for more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions on our Information for the General Public page.

If you have been identified as a COVID-19 case or close contact, Island Health’s public health team will contact you directly and provide further instruction.

If you have visited a location that has made an exposure public, and it is not listed here, it is likely because we have completed our contact tracing and have determined that no increased risk to others exists.



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

Foxy Box
March 16

BF Beautee
March 11

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.

Updated September 25, 2020 at 2:15 p.m.

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