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COVID-19: Do your part, stay apart

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Restarting our services

As we restart health-care services, 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 the restart and 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 briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, reported 47 new cases in BC including 1 epi-linked case for a total of 3,881 cases in B.C. Of those, 1,143 have been in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. There are 11 people in hospital in B.C., including five in critical care, and 3,315 people have fully recovered. There are two new outbreaks in long-term care in VVH, at Richmond Lions Manor and at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre. There is a total of five active outbreaks in health-care facilities: four in long-term care or assisted living, and one in acute care. There have been no new community outbreaks, but a number of exposure events, including one at Lions Bay Beach Park on July 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31. Because of exposure events around the province, including those in Kelowna, 1,518 people who have had close contact with a person who has COVID, are now in isolation and being monitored by public health.

Moving forward safely

Dr. Henry said we know the virus will be in our communities for many months to come, so we have adapted our activities, put layers of protection in place and safely restarted our province. This is evidenced by the thousands of businesses that have developed COVID-19 safety plans, reopened and carefully increased the interactions among employees and customers. We have seen this in health-care facilities and services, in restaurants, child care and in our schools in June. British Columbians have shown that they know the precautions to take to keep themselves, their children and families safe. When faced with setbacks, we regroup, come together, learn and adapt our approach. We keep moving forward with the full resources and support of public health teams throughout this province. When new cases emerge, no matter where they may be, public health teams immediately mobilize to identify the source of transmission, notify contacts and contain the spread. COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time to come. We need to keep transmission low and slow. Minister Dix reminded British Columbians this is not the time to be hosting or going to parties. Large private parties come with huge public consequences. To those holding large gatherings: that's enough now. 

Transforming primary care on the North Shore

On Wednesday, Minister Dix announced the Ministry of Health is establishing three networks of team-based primary care providers on the North Shore, which will bring additional resources and strengthened support to the region. Over the next four years, residents will benefit from an additional 62 full-time equivalent health-care providers who will provide better access to primary care. This includes 17 family physicians, one new nurse practitioner and 44 additional health-care professionals across three primary care networks. Read the full news release here.

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 centre can be found by visiting: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing or by calling 8-1-1. In Vancouver, the City Centre and REACH urgent and primary care centres can provide testing as well as the St. Vincent's drive-up location at 4875 Heather Street. The Richmond Assessment Centre is located at 6820 Gilbert Road, in the parking lot of the Richmond Tennis Club. On the North Shore, testing is available at the North Vancouver Urgent and Primary Care Centre. If you think you need testing, please call ahead before visiting your doctor, urgent and primary care center or health clinic.

VCH Medical Health Officers, our provincial partners and the Public Health Agency of Canada continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect yourself while out in public, wash your hands frequently and maintain social distance. For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.vch.ca/COVID19.

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/.


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

We're sharing the caring.

We want to thank you for your 7 p.m. cheers, your notes of encouragement, artwork and love, and for the gifts of food you have delivered to our frontline health-care workers. We want you to know we're paying it forward, by supporting food banks in our communities. There are many out there who have lost income because of COVID-19 and need help feeding themselves and their families; we want to repay the kindness you've shown us by doing the same for others.We invite you to join us in donating to our local food bank or your charity of choice — supporting the vulnerable in our community shows support for us too, and we feel it. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We're cheering right back at you

 Content Editor




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