Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 19

  • These bulletins are reducing in frequency. The next scheduled bulletin will be Thursday May 21st unless urgent updates occur prior.
  • Provincial and Island Health Data


New Cases

Total cases

Total Recovered

Total currently hospitalized (ICU)

Total Deaths





45 (12)


Island Health




1 (0)


  • PPE supply order for community primary care and specialists
    • An interim process as supply chains return health or additional avenues for procurement become available (medical staff website).
  • Medical Imaging ramp-up plan
    • Effective May 19th, Medical Imaging will begin implementing a ramp up plan including multiple enhanced safety measures (medical staff website)
  • Long-term Care update
    • (1) Participation in emergency outbreak teleconference for COVID+ resident and (2) in-person physician/NP presence in LTC (medical staff website).
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Guidance for Community Providers
    • New BCCDC IPAC guidance for community based physicians, nursing professionals and midwives in clinic setting. (medical staff website)  *best viewed in Chrome*
  • Management of Severe Respiratory Illness in Pediatric Patients
    • Updated BCCDC guidance on the management of severe respiratory illness in Pediatric Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic (medical staff website) *best viewed in Chrome*
  • PHO Order – Workplace COVID-19 Safety Plans
  • BC Family Doctor Day
    • May 19th is BC Family Doctor Day.  In tribute, please see some profiles of local family doctors in the Island Health region (medical staff website)

BC Doctors Day


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