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The Harbour supervised consumption service goes mobile in response to COVID-19 needs

With the approval of Health Canada and Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer for Island Health, effective immediately, The Harbour supervised consumption service will transition its operations

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Island Health temporarily suspends pay parking

Island Health is temporarily suspending pay parking for the public, staff and medical staff, at all health authority owned and operated sites, effective April 1 through April 30, 2020. 

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Island Health extends appointment of administrator at Comox Valley Seniors Village

Island Health is extending the temporary appointment of an administrator to oversee the day-to-day operations of Comox Valley Seniors Village.

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Avoid gift deliveries to health-care facilities

To keep our patients, families and staff safe, Island Health requests that people not send flowers or other gifts to their loved ones in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at pub, personal services establishments in downtown Victoria

Island Health is notifying people who attended the Sticky Wicket Bar & Restaurant in Victoria between March 5 and 15, Foxy Box on March 16, BF Beautee on March 11 and The Fix Healthcare on March 14 and 16 about possible exposures to COVID-19.

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Temporary changes to hours, closures at some Island Health outpatient labs to support COVID-19 response

To support directions around social distancing and to ensure laboratory staff and supplies are best positioned to respond to COVID-19, Island Health will temporarily adjust the hours at some outpatient labs across Vancouver Island and temporarily close others.

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Only essential visits allowed to Island Health facilities

To support the Provincial Health Officer’s directions around social distancing and protect our residents, patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19, Island Health has made the difficult decision to allow only essential visits to our facilities.

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Avoid social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19

To support the Provincial Health Officer’s directions around social distancing and protect our residents, patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19, Island Health wants to reinforce the importance of avoiding gatherings to limit the spread of this virus.

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FNHA/FNHC/FNHDA Advise Against All Gatherings to Prevent COVID-19 Spreading

COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VANCOUVER, BC –

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Possible COVID-19 exposures at the University of Victoria, Saanich Commonwealth Place

VICTORIA - Island Health is notifying people who attended three classes at the University of Victoria on March 12, those who attended the swimming pool at Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 12, and those who attended a kickboxing class as Saanich Commonwealth Place on March 15 about possible exp

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