COVID-19

Trusted information about COVID-19

A new coronavirus called COVID-19 has caused a worldwide outbreak of respiratory infections. Its symptoms can include dry cough, fever, sore throat and headache, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza.

  • 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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Testing information

Testing is available for all who need it, but not everyone requires a test. If you develop symptoms, use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. How to book an appointment…

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The latest news on COVID-19

Public Exposures within the Interior Health region Check our Public Exposures page for the latest information July 13: Interior Health issues order for Oliver farm July 12: Interior Health COVID-19 update July 11: UPDATE: COVID-19 exposures in recent Kelowna gatherings July 10: Potential COVID-19 exposures in recent Kelowna gatherings Domestic flights (March 9 to present)…

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Public exposures

As a precaution, 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 any of the locations listed on the specified dates and times to monitor themselves for symptoms. If people remain healthy and do…

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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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Visitor information

Visits are restricted to ESSENTIAL VISITS ONLY at all of our hospitals through controlled access points. We are working closely with the Ministry of Health to protect the health of everyone in B.C. Restricting visitors minimizes the risk of the introduction of COVID-19 into facilities and allows staff to focus on caring for patients and…

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Shareable resources

Here are some resources that you might find helpful to have and to share. Posters Summer is hereSocial visiting guidelines for Long-term Care and Assisted Living FacilitiesPediatric and maternity visitor restrictions Protecting vulnerable peopleQuestions about Self-Isolation & Solutions to Common Barriers Hand sanitizing instructionsHand washing instructionsMake a planPrevent the spread of illnessReduce your riskWhen to…

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Service changes due to COVID-19

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? To ensure your safety, multiple Interior Health labs have introduced a…

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Aboriginal communities

The Government of Canada supports First Nations communities in preparing for, monitoring and responding to communicable disease emergencies, including the new coronavirus called COVID-19. For more information, visit their website on how First Nations and Metis communities can prepare, monitor and respond to COVID-19. Helpful resources and information Aboriginal community wellness resourcesFirst Nations virtual doctor…

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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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