COVID-19

Trusted information about COVID-19

  • Do you need to book a COVID-19 test? See our Testing information page.
  • Wondering about Interior Health programs, services and sites being impacted by COVID-19? Please call ahead if you are unsure about a previously scheduled appointment. Visit Find Us on interiorhealth.ca for locations and regular operating hours.
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Public exposures

If you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, our Public Health team will contact you directly. In cases where not everyone can be reached, we are posting the locations and times of known possible exposures in our region. Public Health asks anyone who may have visited the locations listed below to follow…

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School exposures

Interior Health (IH) is working in partnership with school districts to support information-sharing when there are COVID-19 exposures at schools. When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, IH public health will work quickly to determine close contacts, and will contact parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk. We update the list below…

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Testing information

Testing is recommended for anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild. Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.  How can I book a COVID-19 test? You can make an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form 24 hours a day, or call 1-877-740-7747   for assistance between 8:00…

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Service changes

Regular operations of many Interior Health programs, services and sites have been impacted by COVID-19. Please call ahead if you are unsure about a previously scheduled appointment. Phone numbers for Interior Health locations are available on our Find Us page. Visiting one of our Labs? Coming soon! Interior Health outpatient labs have initiated a new online…

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Mental health and substance use during COVID-19

During a pandemic, people can experience a wide range of mental health impacts. If you are concerned about your mental wellness you can reach out for advice and support from your primary care provider, local counselling service, or your employer's Employee and Family Assistance Program if available. Or visit this infographic for tips on managing…

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Visitor information

B.C. made the difficult decision to restrict visitations to ensure a strong layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19 in our health-care communities. We empathize with all families who have loved ones in care, and we support essential visits at all our facilities, as well as social visits at long-term care and assisted living.…

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Employers

As the province implements BC's Restart Plan, every employer is required to have a COVID-19 safety plan. WorkSafeBC offers information and resources for keeping workers safe, including a template for a COVID-19 Safety Plan. In accordance with the order of the Provincial Health Officer, this plan must be posted at the worksite. During a Interior Health or WorkSafeBC…

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The latest news on COVID-19

Interior Health updates Check our Public Exposures page for the latest information For earlier updates, check out the Interior Health Media Releases page Provincial Health Officer Orders, Notices, and Guidance For the most up to date links, please see the Government of BC page on Orders, Notices & Guidance.

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Information for Communities

Local and regional, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal governments, and community organizations have an important role to play in informing and protecting their communities. The Healthy Communities team is focused on supporting local governments and communities. Email us to start a conversation. Please help us share trusted information with our communities by linking your community's web page to…

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