COVID-19 TOWN HALL - Tuesday, March 17th - 12-1PM

DATE: March 13, 2020

TO: All Island Health Staff, Medical Staff, Students & Volunteers

FROM: COVID-19 Incident Management Committee

Join the next Virtual Town Hall meeting to hear the latest news around COVID-19 and Island Health's pandemic preparations. 

*We apologize for the dial-in inconveniences many experienced on March 10th. Our IM/IT department has worked on a solution to provide broader call-in access. See details below.

**For those who can’t attend, audio recordings will be posted on the COVID-19 webpage after each Town Hall.

  • When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Time: 12 – 1PM
  • Location: In-Person/Teleconference/Videoconference


  1. Welcome and introduction of speakers/subject experts – Victoria Schmid, Executive Director, Quality, Safety & Improvement
  2. Updates and organizational preparedness
  3. Responses to questions

Have a question?

Questions will be taken via Slido using the event code #IHCOVID

The Slido event has already been set up – you can submit any questions you may have in advance by visiting and entering the event code. If you see a question posted that resonates with you or is similar to your question, please ‘like’ it to help us prioritize.




  • PCC S169 Lecture Theatre – Host Site (58)



Please email if you have any questions.

NOTE 1: Please use your cell phone if possible

NOTE 2: Please mute and DO NOT put on hold


Join by dialing into _VIHA VR Conference E - from the following video conference rooms. Please mute the videoconference convenor:

  • _Alert Bay CICHC Boardroom (10)
  • _Campbell River CRG Mtg 3 (8)
  • _Campbell River CRG Mtg 4 (6)
  • _Comox Valley CVH Mtg 5 (6)
  • _Comox SJGH 38 (10)
  • _Duncan CDH Lecture (45)
  • _Ladysmith LCHC G25 Lower Conf (24)
  • _Nanaimo NRGH E0013 ER (16)
  • _Parksville OHC 205 Lasqueti (20)
  • _Parksville TLLTC Trillium Lodge (20)
  • _Port Alberni WCGH 2335A (40)
  • _Port Hardy PHH Boardroom (10)
  • _Port McNeill PMH Admin Boardroom (10)
  • _Saanichton SPH 1350 Clinical Lecture (30)
  • _Saltspring LMH Portable Classroom (20)
  • _Tofino TGH Multipurpose (12)
  • _Victoria GRH 3124 Boardroom (18)
  • _Victoria QAC A015 (15)
  • _Victoria RJH BH 301 (10)
  • _Victoria RJH MP HW002 (20)
  • _Victoria RJH RB232 Boardroom (12)
  • _Victoria VGH S263 Lecture Hall (75)
  • Sites with available Telehealth rooms may book their own room and join through _VIHA VR Conference E

Staying informed: 

  • Visit Island Health's ‘source of truth’ - COVID-19 WEB PAGE on the Intranet.
  • The Medical Staff website has specific information for doctors.
  • BCCDC is now posting on its website the number of confirmed cases and number of samples tested in BC. 
  • We are also posting information for the public on our social media channels. We encourage you to follow/retweet/share BCCDC’s and Island Health’s posts.