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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home located in Victoria. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 to date. Communication with residents, families and staff is underway.

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Pandemic reflections on the bus

Op-ed by Island Health’s newest medical health officer, Dr. Sandra Allison.

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Currents Fall 2020

Read about Island Health staff activities, learn about Island Health programs, celebrate achievements and see lots of photos of Island Health employees at work and play.

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Update to outbreak at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni

Island Health has identified one additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak which was declared at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni on November 16.

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“It takes courage to do this job”: Sandra Allison is Island Health’s newest medical health officer

Sandra Allison has joined Island Health’s team of medical health officers, and will work alongside Mike Benusic to serve the central Vancouver Island region.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Island Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in acute sites, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases related to this outbreak at the site.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at Irish Times Pub in Victoria

Island Health is notifying people who attended Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street, Victoria, on November 13 between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm about a possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Reminder: Help reduce transmission 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 at Discovery Harbour long-term care home in Campbell River

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Discovery Harbour long-term care home located in Campbell River. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 to date. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms. Communication with residents and families is underway.

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Update to outbreak at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni

Island Health has identified one additional case of COVID-19 related to the outbreak which was declared at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni on November 16.

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