Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Tsawaayuuss Rainbow Gardens long-term care home located in Port Alberni. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 to date. No residents are currently experiencing symptoms. Communication with residents and families is underway.
Island Health is notifying people who attended Browns Socialhouse at 1661 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay on November 3 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and November 5 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. about a possible exposure to COVID-19.
Island Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Richard Stanwick, has issued a Public Health Order to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 at campgrounds and RV parks. This is an important step as we continue to see a rise in the number of positive cases throughout the province and within our health region.
Campbell River's oldest surviving World War II veteran is continuing his recovery journey following hip replacement surgery in June, thanks in large part to the “wonderful" care and support he's received.
This issue offers COVID-19 safety tips, an article about prescribed opioid use, an introduction to Dawn Thomas, our new VP for Indigenous Health & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the first in our series from Public Health on Climate Change and much more.
Ensuring people receive COVID-19 test results in a timely manner is a critical component in the effort to slow the transmission of the virus in our communities. Supporting the COVID-19 response has placed unprecedented demand on laboratory services within Island Health and health authorities throughout B.C.
Island Health has opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the University of Victoria. People with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms can now book an appointment to get a test at the UVIC campus in parking lot 10, off Gordon Head Road via West Campus Way (access off Gordon Head Road).