Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

Island Health has declared one outbreak over, while declaring one new outbreak.

Outbreak declared over:
Victoria General Hospital – 6A and 6B Neuromedicine units

In total, 14 patient cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the 6A and 6B Neuromedicine units.

Staff are to be commended for their professional and diligent work delivering high quality care under challenging circumstances.

Outbreak protocols will now be ended on the affected units. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of staff and patients for symptoms will continue.

New outbreak:
Sidney All Care long-term care home in Sidney – 1st and 2nd floor

Five resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the 1st and 2nd floors.

Sidney All Care is owned and operated by All Care Canada.

The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.

In general, the following outbreak response protocols have been implemented at the site:

  • Essential visits and single designated visitor visits will continue;
  • No congregate dining or group activities;
  • Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified;
  • Enhanced screening of all staff and patients for symptoms.

During this time, Island Health will support the sites to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, patients and family members.

Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and licensed care facilities. 

For more information about COVID-19, please visit: