News

March 30, 2021

President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Dr. Bonnie Henry issued an ‘urgent and immediate call to action’ to stop the exponential growth in COVID-19 transmissions, and a surge in variants of concern.

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March 30, 2021

PharmaNet Conformance using Multi Factor Authentication | Update

Remote access to Island Health webmail, intranet resources and Sharepoint sites is changing on May 4.

Island Health is continuing to align its technologies with those identified by the province and peer Health Authorities. Provincial systems, such as PharmaNet, require all users to use more than a username and password when accessing drug information from non Health Authority Network locations. Remote login must also include a second-factor validation; an app on a mobile device is the provincial standard.

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March 29, 2021

Island Health public health and MHSU teams partner to provide vaccine to people experiencing homelessness

Outreach teams have been offering the COVID-19 vaccine since early March to community members that experience homelessness or use shelters.

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March 29, 2021

140 new cases, Island Health total 3,221

Posted on: March 29, 2021

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March 29, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak at Longlake Chateau Independent Living in Nanaimo | Update

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Longlake Chateau independent living facility in Nanaimo. Five residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at the site. Communication with residents and families is underway. The residents who tested positive and close contacts are self-isolating in their homes.

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March 29, 2021

President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

Dr. Bonnie Henry provided more information about variants of concern during her briefing yesterday, particularly as it relates to a recent increase in serious illness in younger people. International data has shown the B.1.1.7 strain first detected in the UK is more transmissible, and now appears to have increased severity of illness in people across the age spectrum.

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March 26, 2021

COVID-19 Cases in Healthcare Workers in BC

COVID-19 Cases in Healthcare Workers in BC, January 2020-March 19, 2021.

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March 26, 2021

Immunization Milestone - 100,000 Island Health Residents Vaccinated!

Island Health and our partners are celebrating a historic milestone, as more than 100,000 residents in our region have now received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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March 26, 2021

59 new cases, Island Health total 3,081

Posted on: March 26, 2021

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