COVID-19 in British Columbia

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COVID-19 in British Columbia

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COVID-19 Cases by BC Health Region

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Island Health

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Fraser Health

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Northern Health

Help Front-line Health Care Workers in British Columbia: COVID19Therapy.ca

Tell them about our sister site COVID19Therapy.ca where Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists in British Columbia are offering individual and personal support to front-line health care workers – free of charge – through 3 personal video or phone sessions.

Spread The Word! Our new sister site offers free counseling for front-line health care workers in British Columbia: COVID19Therapy.ca

The Latest Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry

(August 20) B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer’s Daily Update

Dr Bonnie Henry

Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Anxiety Canada discusses coping mechanisms during the pandemic.

Suggested Resources for BC Residents

Important Phone Numbers

  • Call 811 if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Call 1-888-268-4319 for non-health related COVID-19 information

Official Resources

Mental Health Resources

  • Our sister site COVID19Therapy.ca where Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists in British Columbia are offering individual and personal support to front-line health care workers – free of charge – through 3 personal video or phone sessions.
  • Licensed psychologist pro-bono mental health support (Canada-wide) for front-line service providers.
  • BounceBack BC: “a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.”
  • Anxiety Canada: Learn about anxiety and how to cope with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BC University & College COVID-19 Resources

Other Provincially Informative Websites

Paths to COVID-19 Infection in B.C.

Source: BC Surveillance Summary. Jan1 – Apr 7, 2020 (N=1291)

BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

“This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may 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.”

You can access the self-assessment tool on the web here.

OR, install the Support App and Self-Assessment Tool for your mobile device:

 

Install the COVID-19 App from Google Play Install the COVID-19 App from the App Store

BC Government Statements

The Latest COVID-19 News in British Columbia

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Published: 5 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Nicholas Pescod
Health Canada approved on Thursday the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant. The vaccine, which is approved for people at least 12 years old, can be given three to six months after a second dose of the primary... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
Health Canada says Canadians ages 12 and up can now be given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant.... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Health Canada approved on Thursday the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant. It is the second combination vaccine greenlighted by Health Canada's vaccine review team, but the first that targets the virus strains that are now most common... Read more
Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
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Published: 8 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
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Published: 10 hours ago
Source: VicNews
By Christine van Reeuwyk
Just as British Columbians are preparing to gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, the latest report from the BC COVID-19 Modelling Group shows yet another wave of the Omicron variant has started. “So we’re starting to see a resurgence of COVID-19 not because of a new variant,” said group... Read more
Published: 21 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By April Lawrence
The B.C. government is pushing to permanently cap the fees food delivery companies can charge restaurants and bars as pandemic challenges continue and global inflation takes hold. Provincial officials introduced the 20 per cent cap, which includes a 15 per cent cap on food, back in December 2020 to combat... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By Ethan Morneau
There were 369 people in hospital in B.C. with COVID-19 on Thursday, a very small increase from 367 the week before, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Pharmacists in British Columbia are welcoming an expansion of their powers to prescribe drugs and give vaccines, but they also say that how the changes are implemented will matter. Cathy Wang, pharmacist and owner of 360Care Denman Pharmacy in Vancouver, described the shift as “very positive.” “It’s a very exciting... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CHEK News
By CHEK News
B.C.’s temporary cap on fees that food-delivery companies can charge restaurants will now be permanent, as the province looks to support restaurant and bar owners facing challenges brought on by the pandemic and inflation.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
B.C.’s temporary cap on fees that food-delivery companies can charge restaurants will now be permanent, as the province looks to support restaurant and bar owners facing challenges brought on by the pandemic and inflation.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
RCMP looking for witnesses to incident that sent pandemic believer to hospital... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: VicNews
By Jennifer Smith
A tiny B.C. island is charting a new course for rural education to keep families from abandoning the community to ensure their kids can attend high school. This fall, the Cortes Island community and School District 72 are piloting a half-year of public high-school programming shaped by students’ interests, community expertise and the surrounding... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Ethan Morneau