COVID-19

Information you can trust about COVID-19

 

Some Interior Health programs, services and sites have had to change their hours because of 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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School exposures

We partner with school districts to share information when there are COVID-19 exposures at schools. When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, IH public health works quickly to determine close contacts, and contacts parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk. New: visit the BCCDC's K-12 Schools and COVID-19 page and download the…

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COVID-19 vaccine information

We are now asking everyone age 18 and up to register for their vaccine appointment.   There can be a wait time between when you register and when you are invited to book your appointment. Wait times vary depending on your age, vaccine supply, and where you live. Once you’re registered, you'll get an email…

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Vaccine information for health-care workers

Health care workers are considered a priority population in the BC Immunization Plan. Find information here on the eligibility of health-care worker groups and how to register for your dose 1 and dose 2 vaccine appointment. Frontline health-care workers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine now. If you are among one of the groups of health-care…

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Operating a business during COVID-19

Stay up-to-date with Provincial Restrictions Keep up to date with the latest on provincial wide restrictions that may affect the operation of your business. Public Health Orders must be followed and may be subject to change. BCCDC has general resources for safely continuing to operate as well as a summary of the latest changes.  Please…

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Taking a Whole Community Approach

Interior Health is taking a whole community approach to immunize communities with:  Small populations, and Barriers to accessing larger immunization clinics, such as long distance travel Please note that for most of these communities, residents 18+ are eligible. There are some exceptions, however, for communities starting with other age groups before opening appointments for residents 18+.…

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Public exposures

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, the locations and times of known possible exposures in are posted here. Please note: even if no public exposures are listed, cases of COVID-19 are present…

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Long-term care and assisted living

The Ministry of Health has updated visitor guidelines to support all visits in long-term care facilities or seniors’ assisted living residences. These updates are effective as of April 1, 2021, and are reflected in the guidelines here. Family/social visits As of April 1, 2021, Family/social visits are no longer limited to one designated family member…

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Testing information

Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need a test for COVID-19.  In B.C. COVID-19 testing is done for people that have compatible COVID like symptoms, however mild, and those who have been sent for testing by their health care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) or public health. If you are a contact of a…

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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. Please help us share trusted information with our communities by linking your community's web page to the Interior Health and BCCDC sources of COVID-19 information. Planning and preparedness BCCDC Community Settings - measures that…

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