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COVID-19

Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BC health officials report 2,137 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 28th

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in BC.

Judge says Victoria mom can vaccinate daughter against COVID-19 though dad’s opposed

The daughter tested positive for COVID-19 last week. 

BC health officials report 2,033 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 27th

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

BC health officials report 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 26th

219 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Another COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health says nine patients have tested positive.

BC extends Vaccine Card program until June 30th

It was set to expire at the end of the month. 

BC health officials report 1,446 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 25th

163 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 4,997 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

There are 626 new cases in Island Health.
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Canadians must now be fully vaccinated when driving to the United States

It came into effect on Saturday, January 22nd.
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Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns road/border protests across Vancouver Island Sunday

Unvaccinated truckers must now quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

BC health officials report 2,364 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 21st

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

200,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits sent to school staff across BC this week

The tests are to be used by staff who are symptomatic.

BC health officials reported 2,150 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, January 20th

There were 15 new deaths from COVID-related causes since yesterday.

BC health officials reported 2,387 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19th

275 cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Save-On-Foods limiting capacity at all BC grocery store locations to 50%

To help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Province doubles grants for businesses forced to close due to COVID-19

Eligible businesses could now receive up to $20,000.

BC health officials report 2,032 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 18th

175 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

All school staff in BC must now report their COVID-19 vaccination status

The public health order came into effect on Monday.

These BC COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least February 16th

Gyms and fitness centres can reopen this week.

All BC gyms and fitness studios allowed to re-open January 20th under new public...

With capacity limits and continued use of the BC Vaccine card.

WestJet slashes 20% of its scheduled flights due to impacts of Omicron

From February 1st through February 28th

BC health officials report 5,625 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

681 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

BC is extending current COVID-19 restrictions indefinitely

This means gyms, bars and nightclubs will remain closed.

Camosun College designs foam tray to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines

The BC Centre for Disease Control will distribute them to various health authorities.
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Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pills

It must be taken within five days of the start of symptoms.

BC health officials report 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 14th

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

UVic announces plan to return to in-person classes on January 24th

After temporarily moving online and ceasing in person exams in December

BC health officials report 2,554 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 13th

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

Pregnant people in BC can now book their COVID-19 booster dose

With a shortened time period between second and booster doses.

Ronald McDonald House announces mandatory vaccine policy for family and visitors

There are currently 2 RMHC houses in BC.

BC health officials report 2,859 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 12th

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

BC businesses closed from recent COVID-19 orders can now apply for relief grant

With grants between $1,000 and $10,000

Island Health declares COVID-19 two new outbreaks including at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

The outbreak at Victoria General Hospital is now over.

BC health officials report 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 11th

562 new cases have been reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 6,966 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

1,249 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Victoria’s Boston Pizza closes its door permanently after 35 years

The owner cited COVID-19, staff shortages and cost of living as reasons

BC health officials report 3,144 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 7th

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

BC health officials report 3,223 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 6th

There are over 30,000 active cases in the province.

Health care workers in BC report being intimidated, threatened and verbally harassed at COVID-19...

Incidents of aggressive behaviour will be reported to police

Island Health confirms their regional COVID-19 dashboard has been discontinued

Active cases on Vancouver Island have multiplied by nearly four times since their last update.

BC health officials report 3,798 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 5th

566 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at 5 long-term care homes

A total of 32 staff and residents tested positive to date

BC health officials report 2,542 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 4th

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

BC health officials report 9,332 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

1,117 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria General Hospital

Two patients have tested positive for COVID-19.

BC health officials report 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 31st

There are over 20,000 active cases in the province.

BC health officials report 4,383 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 30th

There are 17,357 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Canada-wide warrant issued 45-year-old woman last seen in Nanaimo

She was recently released from prison.