COVID-19 in British Columbia

This is your source for all COVID-19 / coronavirus based news from official news sources within British Columbia.

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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Interior Health

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.

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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

Observers are warning bargaining underway in the public and private sectors could get contentious with skyrocketing inflation, pandemic stressors and a history of clashes between employers and unions in British Columbia.... Read more
Published: 6 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
With COVID continuing to circulate, health officials in Canada are urging people to get up-to-date on their vaccines and warn two doses aren’t enough to protect against the Omicron variant. Dr. Brian Conway, the medical director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology... Read more
Published: 10 hours ago
Source: CHEK News
By Laura Brougham
An East Vancouver restaurant that describes itself as a place where "omnivores, carnivores, vegans, vegetarians and celiacs can all dine together" will be closing its doors this month, citing the ongoing financial fallout from the pandemic.... Read more
Published: 13 hours ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic’s onslaught are still facing a number of challenges, causing unprecedented wait times in emergency rooms across the country.... Read more
Published: 1 day ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Vancouver Island was buzzing with all sorts of Canada Day festivities. This is the first time many Islanders were able to gather in-person to celebrate on Canada Day in several years. An organizer for the Victoria Canada Day celebration talked about how he felt seeing people celebrate in person once... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Mohammed Hussain
Canada Day celebrations this year are returning in person, after being cancelled or moved online for the previous two years due to the pandemic. Many municipalities on Vancouver Island are holding celebrations that have been held in previous years, while some municipalities are holding celebrations for the first time. Here... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Laura Brougham
Downtown Ottawa is once again awash in red and white and crowded with people draped in the Maple Leaf. But the cries of “Freedom” that were the hallmark of anti-COVID-19 mandate protests that have been happening on and off since February are so far absent from the national capital today.... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
Canada’s tourism industry GDP was down nearly 50 per cent in 2020... Read more
Published: 2 days ago
Source: VicNews
By The Canadian Press
As the Canadian travel industry continues to struggle with an unprecedented rebound in demand, WestJet Airlines Ltd. is flying 32 per cent fewer flights in and out of Toronto Pearson International Airport in July than it did pre-pandemic. The post WestJet ‘proactively’ removed flights from Pearson, anticipating summer travel snarls... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By The Canadian Press
Mark Collins, the chief executive officer of BC Ferries, is urging patience as the corporation struggles with post-pandemic crew shortages. The post Rob Shaw: BC Ferries CEO urges patience as corporation struggles with post-pandemic crew shortages appeared first on CHEK.... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Rob Shaw
A B.C. father who printed off a blog post and submitted it to court in a bid to prevent his children's mother from vaccinating them against COVID-19 has lost the dispute, in part because the judge found his evidence inadmissible.... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The number of people with COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals remained at 273 on Thursday, still slightly above the lowest total seen in 2022 so far.... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
The number of people with COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals remained at 273 on Thursday, still slightly above the lowest total seen in 2022 so far.... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CTV Vancouver
Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, praised his father's legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday after a stunning election victory that opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his family’s image. The post Marcos takes helm... Read more
Published: 3 days ago
Source: CHEK News
By Nicholas Pescod