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Care during COVID-19

As we provide health-care services during COVID-19, keeping you safe continues to be our top priority. Across VCH, our infection prevention and control standards are in place to protect our patients, clients, staff and physicians. Learn more about what to expect for your upcoming appointment or procedure.

I have a question about COVID-19. Who do I contact?

If you have general questions about social distancing, travel or assistance available from the provincial and federal governments, call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319). If you have health questions or symptoms related to COVID-19 (or another other health issue) and want to talk to a health professional, call 8-1-1.

By-law enforcement and community safety

If you have concerns related to physical distancing or other issues in grocery stores, restaurants, salons, spas, tattoo parlours, recreation facilities, parks, beaches, and playgrounds, etc., contact your local municipal by-law enforcement officers. 

Federal quarantine

If you have concerns about adherence to the federal quarantine required for individuals arriving in Canada. Call your local RCMP or other police detachment. Do not call 911 except in a medical emergency.

Workplace

If you have concerns about safety in a private workplace, call WorkSafeBC at 1-888-621-7233.

Licensed residential facility

If you have COVID-19 related concerns about a licensed residential facility (such as the one listed below), call Vancouver Coastal Health at 604-675-3866.

  • Long term care

  • Hospice

  • Acquired injury

  • Child and youth

  • Substance use

  • Mental health

  • Community living

Situation updates

For the latest COVID-19 updates, expand the sections below or visit our media release archive.

Ministry of Health update

In today's Ministry of Health briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, reported 274 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 12,331 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began. Of those, 4,260 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region. Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. There were no new deaths, keeping the total number at 256. VCH Assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors' rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are:

  • Point Grey Private Hospital

  • Royal Arch Masonic Home

  • Haro Park Centre (entire facility)

  • Three Links Care Centre‎.

Social Gatherings

There was a record number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia today. Dr. Henry expressed concern over this surge, attributing it to large social gatherings being held either in venues or peoples' homes (ex. weddings, parties, funerals). She elaborates:

"The new cases stemming from social gatherings are now spilling over and causing clusters and outbreaks in long-term care facilities, workplaces and schools right across our province. Let's remember that when we come together with family and friends, we bring our risks with us and, in turn, they take those risks back home with them.

This means that right now, every gathering, event or occasion needs to be small. We need to stick with our immediate household and safe six only. Now is the time to slow down, stay small and plan the party for next year; to show we care by keeping our friends and family off the invite list this fall and winter."

First School Outbreak

Since September, there have been 213 school exposure events, 6 clusters and just one exposure out of the more than 2,000 schools across the province.

Yesterday, the first school outbreak in B.C. was declared at the Kelowna French-language school École de l'Anse-au-sable. Initially, three cases were identified and today there are up to 5 related cases in the school community. 160 people in the school community are self-isolating; Public Health teams are onsite and working with the school team.

Testing

Anyone in the VCH region with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild, can now be assessed for and get a COVID-19 test. Contact your physician or nurse practitioner's office, or a local community collection centre to arrange for a test. Phone numbers and locations of collection centres can be found by visiting: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing or by calling 8-1-1.  For more information and latest updates on COVID-19, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit the website: http://www.bccdc.ca/.

Other Resources

To find the Provincial Health Officer's orders, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

To see a map of COVID-19 cases by local health area, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data

For a listing of the community exposure events, go to: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/

For community engagement opportunities at VCH, see: http://cean.vch.ca/members/current-opportunities/

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October 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 19, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 15, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 13, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 8, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 7, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 6, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 5, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 2, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

October 1, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September

September 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 29, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 11, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 10, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 8, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 4, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 3, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 2, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

September 1, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August

August 31, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 27, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 26, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 19, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 13, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 12, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 11, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 10, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 7, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 6, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 5, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

August 4, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July

July 31, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 29, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 27, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 15, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 13, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 10, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 8, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 7, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 6, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 3, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

July 2, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June

June 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 29, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 26, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 19, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 15, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 12, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 11, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 10, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 8, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 5, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 4, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 3, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 2, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 1, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May

May 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 29, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 27, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 26, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 19, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 15, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 13, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 12, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 6, 2020: Premier outlines plan to restart B.C. safely

May 6, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

May 1, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April

April 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 29, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 27, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 22, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 21, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 16, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 15, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 14, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 13, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 11, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 10, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 9, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 8, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 7, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 6, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 4, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 3, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 2, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

April 1, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March

March 31, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 30, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 28, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 27, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 26, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 25, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 24, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 23, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 20, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 19, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 18, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 17, 2020: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

March 16, 2020: Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response and latest updates

March 14, 2020: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 13, 2020: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 12, 2020: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 10, 2020: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 9, 2020: Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 7, 2020: Update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in British Columbia

March 5, 2020: Joint statement on new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

March 4, 2020: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 3, 2020: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

March 2, 2020: Joint statement on COVID-19

February

February 29, 2020: Joint statement on one new case of COVID-19 in B.C.

February 25, 2020: Joint statement on COVID-19 in B.C. /  Chinese translation

February 24, 2020: Joint statement on one new case of novel coronavirus in B.C.

February 20, 2020: Joint statement on B.C.’s sixth case of novel coronavirus

February 19, 2020: Joint statement on first B.C. resident recovered from COVID-19 /  Chinese translation

February 14, 2020: Joint statement on British Columbia’s fifth case of novel coronavirus /  Chinese translation

February 11, 2020: Joint statement on updates for novel coronavirus, patients recovering /  Chinese translation

February 7, 2020: Joint statement on the first repatriation flight for returning Canadians from China

February 6, 2020: Joint statement on two new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation

February 4, 2020: Joint statement on second case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. and federal travel recommendations /  Punjabi translation

February  3, 2020: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation / Punjabi translation

January statements

January 31, 2020: Joint statement on updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C. /  Chinese translation

January 29, 2020: PHO's statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.

January 28, 2020: Joint statement on the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in B.C.

January 25, 2020: Joint statement on first Canadian case of novel coronavirus

January 21, 2020: Minister of Health, provincial health officer's statement on coronavirus risk

 

Public health orders and letters


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