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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home, updates existing outbreaks

Island Health has declared one additional COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home and is providing an update on cases attributed to previously declared outbreaks.

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at five long-term care homes

Island Health has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at five long-term care homes. Aberdeen Hospital long-term care home in Victoria

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on general medicine unit 4B at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in two rooms on the general medicine unit on 4B at Victoria General Hospital (VGH).

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Island Health looks back, and looks ahead

This time two years ago, a new respiratory virus was detected which soon spread across the globe, causing unprecedented changes to our everyday lives. COVID-19 continues to impact us, as does the toxic drug poisoning crisis which has now stretched into its sixth year. 

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Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Amica Douglas House long-term care home in Victoria

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the second floor at Amica Douglas House long-term care home in Victoria. Two staff members at the site have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, no residents are experiencing symptoms and the outbreak declaration is limited to the second floor. Communication with residents, families and staff is underway.

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Tips for the holiday season – know your care options

Island-wide — The holiday season is here and Island Health reminds people to take steps to keep healthy, stay injury free and avoid unnecessary visits and potential long waits in emergency departments during this busy time of year and increasing COVID-19 case counts. 

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Update to COVID-19 cases associated with University of Victoria

Island Health and the University of Victoria are providing an update on the cluster of cases associated with people who attended off-campus events.

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Indigenous-informed Sexual Assault Volunteers at the Ready

A new pilot program to improve the cultural safety of Indigenous people who experience sexualized violence has graduated its first group of Indigenous-informed sexual assault support volunteers.

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New COPD service launches in Cowichan

An assessment, education and support service for people with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms has been created within Cowichan’s Community Health Services (CHS) division. The COPD team consists of a registered respiratory therapist, pharmacist and behavioral health clinician, with access to the larger CHS team.  

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Campbell River COVID-19 testing centre temporarily closed due to weather

Island Health has closed the Campbell River COVID related facilities today due to snow and power outages.

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