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Environmental health & inspections

We minimize environmental health risks for the public. Many of our programs are mandated in legislation by the Public Health Act.

COVID-19 Resources

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). THE CANADIAN PRESS/CDC via AP, File

Provincial orders


Restaurant & food safety

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance for Food Service Establishments and Liquor Services - July 9, 2020 (Full version)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance for Food Service Establishments and Liquor Services - June 19, 2020 (2 Pager)

Template Safety Plan – Food Service Establishments ( Microsoft Word / PDF ) - June 12, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guideline for Community-Based Food Programs - April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guideline for Food Processing Facilities - April 29, 2020

COVID-19 prevention poster (Restaurants) - March 16, 2020

Personal service establishments

COVID-19 - Guidelines for Personal Service Establishments - June 3, 2020 (Full Version)

COVID-19 - Guidelines for Personal Service Establishments - June 19, 2020 (3 Pager)

Template Safety Plan - Personal Services Establishments ( Microsoft Word / PDF ) - May 23, 2020

Water systems & pools

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance for Building Water Systems - September 8, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance for swimming pools – June 19, 2020 (Full version) 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance for Swimming Pools – June 19, 2020 (2 Pager)

Template Safety Plan - Swimming Pools ( Microsoft Word / PDF ) - June 19, 2020

COVID-19 - Information for water systems - March 28, 2020

Farmers Markets

COVID-19 - Farmers market checklist - May 7, 2020

Temporary Events & Gatherings

Template Safety Plan - Small Temporary Events & Gatherings  (Microsoft Word / PDF) - August 17, 2020

Housing

COVID-19 - poster for housing facilities, shelters, and other community services - April 21, 2020

Operations manual for COVID-19 management in housing - April 2, 2020

Retail

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Guideline for Retail Sector - May 8, 2020

Template Safety Plan - Retail - June 6, 2020 (Microsoft Word / PDF) - June 6, 2020

Community Guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for Public Washrooms and Showers - April 30, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for Community Waste Collection Programs - April 30, 2020

Recreation & Athletics Facilities

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline for Recreation & Athletics Facilities - May 29, 2020

Other

Workplace Response to Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis - October 14, 2020

Carpooling during COVID-19 - May 8, 2020

COVID-19 - Medical Health Officer Letter: Culture and Recreation - May 7, 2020

COVID-19 - Medical Health Officer Letter: Businesses - May 7, 2020

COVID-19 - Medical Health Officer Letter: Outdoor Recreation Facilities - April 22, 2020


Environmental health


Environmental health supports: 

Care facility licensing


Care facility licensing protects and promotes the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable children and adults in licensed care facilities such as residential care homes and daycares.

Inspection reports

Facility inspections are conducted regularly and when complaints are received for food premises, pools, child care, personal services (such as hair and nail salons), and residential care facilities.

View VCH inspection reports





Contact environmental health

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