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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 Ministry of Health briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, reported a record number of new cases: 165, for a total of 7,663 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began. Of those, 2,714 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region. Doctor Bonnie Henry also announced a new mouth-rise gargle test for children and young adults between the ages of four and 19. The test must still be done at a COVID-19 collection/assessment centre, but it can be done by an individual and does not require the assistance of health care workers. As is the case on Thursdays, Minister Dix updated the province on the surgical restart numbers. Between May 18th and September 13th, 2020, 102,598 surgeries were completed across the province, with 23,829 in the VCH region.

Improving primary care in Vancouver 

Government is transforming everyday health care for people living in Vancouver by establishing six primary care networks, including supports for First Nations and Indigenous primary care through team-based primary care providers to strengthen support to the region. The Ministry of Health will provide approximately $36 million in annual funding to the primary care networks, once they are fully operational. Over the next four years, residents of Vancouver will benefit from 197 full-time equivalent health providers and administrative staff who will provide better access to quality primary health care. This includes family physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists and allied health professionals such as social workers, physiotherapists, mental health counsellors, dietitians and cultural support workers.

New public health order to slow the overdose crisis 

A new public health order issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, will increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose access safer alternatives to the toxic street drug supply. The order, issued under the Health Professions Act, authorizes registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs to help separate more people from the poisoned street drug supply to save lives and provide opportunities for ongoing care, treatment and support. New nursing standards will be introduced, along with training and education, and access to expert consultation and pathways to connect people to broader addictions and primary care. People with substance-use disorder and addictions can currently access safer pharmaceutical alternatives by talking to their doctor, nurse practitioner, community care team or by calling 811.

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. 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/.

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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