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 for locations and regular operating hours.
  • Want to learn more? Check out these other sources of trusted information.

Testing information

Testing is recommended for anyone with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild. If you develop symptoms, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.  How can I get a COVID-19 test? Your Primary Care Provider or Nearest Community Collection CentreIf you are experiencing symptoms and require a COVID-19…


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…


Public exposures

Interior Health updates this list with the locations and times of known possible exposures to COVID-19 to the public in our region. Public Health asks anyone who may have visited the locations listed below to follow the direction contained in the announcement. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and then self-isolate.…



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…


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.…


The latest news on COVID-19

Interior Health updates Check our Public Exposures page for the latest information Aug. 14: COVID-19 Outbreak at Okanagan Correctional Centre 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…


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…


Thanks for your support!

The people of the Interior are awesome! We have seen your signs, and we've heard your cheers every night at 7 p.m. Thank you for all you've done to support us. Mostly, we'd like to thank you for staying home. It might sound like a small thing, but every time you choose to stay home…


Long-term Care and Assisted Living

The health and well-being of persons in care, staff, and visitors is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To ensure everyone's safety and well-being, our Long-term Care and Assisted Living facilities have implemented multiple enhanced safety measures. Visiting Limitations and Requirements for Connecting with Loved Ones On June 30, 2020, Ministry of Health and Provincial…

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