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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Tsawaayuuss Rainbow Gardens long-term care home in Port Alberni

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.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay

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.

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Medical Health Officer Order ensures appropriate contact tracing measures at campgrounds and RV Parks

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.

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

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) after evidence of transmission in a transitional care unit.

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Campbell River WWII veteran on the mend thanks to determination and "Wonderful" support

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.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at the Tofino Brewing Company

Island Health is notifying people who attended the Tofino Brewing Company on October 27 between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. about a possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2020

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.

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Island Health making temporary changes to outpatient lab services to support COVID-19 response

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.

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Island Health improves access to COVID-19 testing in Greater Victoria

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).

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Protect me, protect you. Get immunized for the flu.

This year, getting a flu shot is particularly important, not only for influenza prevention, but also to stay healthy while COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities. 

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