COVID-19

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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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Facing the unknown – In their words

When news broke that Interior Health had recorded its first positive case of COVID-19, health-care professionals braced themselves for the unknown. In February 2020, very little was known about this novel virus except for reports about what was happening in other countries where hospitals were being overwhelmed with patients.  As new information began streaming in…

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Help for the harvest

Farm work is essential to our food supply. Every year, hundreds of temporary agriculture workers from across the country travel to B.C. to help with harvest. This year was no different, with the big exception of COVID-19. Municipalities and regional districts in our region worked closely with the provincial government, Interior Health and many other…

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Get your bubble vaccinated

Right across Canada, more than ever, we need people of all ages and walks of life to get vaccinated against influenza. The more we reduce the presence of respiratory illness this winter, the better positioned we are to continue fighting against COVID-19. When we assess a patient’s respiratory symptoms, our job is easier if they…

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Tricks for a safer Halloween

Struggling with how to make Halloween a little less scary this year? The BC Centre for Disease Control has some tricks for you. Safer trick-or-treating Respect homes by staying away if the lights are out.Keep to your local neighbourhood this year.Avoid trick-or-treating in busy areas or indoors (in places like malls) since there may not…

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This autumn, it’s back to basics

Autumn is the season to enjoy the leaves turning gold and crimson, the farmers harvesting their apple orchards, and families and loved ones feasting at Thanksgiving. Let's make the most of these activities and more by keeping ourselves safe from spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We know what to do - it's back to…

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Tackling COVID-19: IH’s journey through the pandemic

The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen, so if you are feeling anxious and confused, I understand. The COVID-19 picture today is much clearer than it was when B.C. declared its first case on Jan. 28, 2020. That solid plan we all craved then has come into place…

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A silver lining in the IH renal program

There is no question that COVID-19 has changed the way we do things.  Some of these changes have made life more challenging, but some have led to very positive outcomes. In particular, those receiving kidney treatment through the Kelowna renal program have benefited from a new process of completing vascular surgery patient consultations and pre-surgical…

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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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