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COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

‘Bubble zone’ legislation introduced in BC to protect hospitals from COVID-19 protests

Hospitals were a target for anti-vaccine card protestors in September.

Dr. Henry says children aged five to 11 may receive COVID-19 vaccine before holidays

Health Canada will likely approve the Pfizer vaccine next week.

BC health officials report 338 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 16th

42 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
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BC health officials report 1,270 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

183 new cases and 8 new deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 992 new cases of COVID-19 for a two-day period on...

138 cases and 1 new death were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 555 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, November 10th

There have been six deaths on Vancouver Island in the past two days.

Over 11,000 British Columbians sign letters urging province to drop restrictions at music venues

BC will soon be the only province with the no standing, no dancing restriction.

BC health officials report 500 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 9th

76 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.
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Dr. Stanwick will retire as Island Health’s Chief Medical Doctor at year’s-end

Island Health will begin to search for his replacement in 2022.
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Health Canada approves Pfizer booster doses for adults aged 18 and over

The booster is authorized to be used at least six months after a second dose.

BC health officials report 1,438 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

221 cases and 3 new deaths were reported in the Island Health region.
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Here’s where you can get a PCR COVID-19 test in Greater Victoria

There are five locations around Victoria.

The MV Coho ferry made its return to the Victoria’s inner harbour this morning...

This is the first time since the pandemic began nearly 20 months ago.

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo General Hospital grows to nine cases

Seven patients and two staff members have been infected since October 31st.

BC mink-farms will be shut down by 2023 due to link to COVID-19

There are currently nine mink farms operating in the province.

BC health officials report 549 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, November 5th

73 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
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‘Age is the biggest risk factor for COVID-19’: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Unvaccinated children and fully-vaccinated seniors are leading transmission and breakthrough deaths, respectively.

BC health officials report 596 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, November 4th

54 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 430 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, November 3rd

There was one new death in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 406 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, November 2nd

Island Health has declared an outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Island Health declares a COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

The outbreak has been limited to the Transitional Care Unit.

International flights will return to Victoria at the end of the month

International flights haven’t landed in Victoria since April 2020.

BC health officials report 1,370 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

25 people died from COVID-19 this past weekend.

BC government employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22nd

Unvaccinated employees will be terminated after three-months of unpaid leave

BC health officials report 584 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 29th

Island Health has declared one new outbreak at Wilkinson jail.

British Columbians can now access their federal vaccine passport

It’ll be mandatory for travel beginning November 30th.

Esquimalt will require all staff to be fully vaccinated by December 20th

The announcement comes days after the District of Saanich announced their policy

BC health officials report 758 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 28th

Island Health reported its largest one-day total since the pandemic began.

BC health officials report 609 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 27th

55 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Another municipality in Greater Victoria will require employees to be fully vaccinated

That’s an additional 1,800 employees.

Victoria woman who suffered rare allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine has no regrets getting...

1 in 100,000 people have experienced the same allergic reaction.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

678 health care workers on Vancouver Island have been let go due to being...

Minister Dix said it was a necessary step and a solemn day.

BC health officials report 457 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 26th

Vancouver Island saw 55 news cases.

BC announces that COVID-19 vaccine boosters will be available to anyone eligible by January

Booster shots will be available between six to eight months after a second vaccination is administered.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital over

There are currently no outbreaks on the island.

BC health officials report 1,618 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

90.0% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose of the vaccine.

Here’s what you need to know about the new BC Vaccine Card regulations starting...

Capacity limits on indoor events in the province are now lifted.

BC health officials report 649 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 22nd

89 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

WestJet announces vaccination policy for their travellers and employees

Until November 29th, travellers can provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Canadian workers may not be eligible for EI if fired for being unvaccinated against...

Canada's employment Minister insinuated the change on Thursday.

BC health officials report 715 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 21st

There have been over 200,000 cases of COVID-19 in the province since the pandemic began.

British Columbians will require two vaccine cards after federal card announcement

Premier Horgan acknowledged the potential “confusion” in BC.

Canada Recovery Benefit to be replaced with a new COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ benefit this week

It’s intended to help individuals whose employment has been impacted by lockdowns.
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Canada will receive 2.9 million doses of Pfizer for children aged 5 to 11

Health Canada hasn’t approved the vaccine for this age yet, but Trudeau wants to be ready.

Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s national proof of COVID-19 vaccination

BC has not yet put in place the national standard.

BC health officials report 696 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 20th

Island Health has now surpassed 10,000 cases since the pandemic began.

BC health officials report 560 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 19th

61 new cases and 1 new death was reported in the Island Health region.

BC will be lifting capacity limits on indoor events as of October 25th

That means a full rink at Victoria Royals games!