Most Recent Alerts

We have highlighted the most recent alerts from all regions and sources in British Columbia, to ensure you have quick access to the latest public information that may affect you and your family. For food recalls, medication and product recalls, and allergy alerts issues by Government of Canada agencies, visit the Across Canada tab. For information on air quality, forest fires, food inspections, and water quality advisories, visit the In Your Area tab.

September 18, 2020

B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged children

Provincial Lab Medicine Services, the Public Health Lab, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) worked together to launch the unique program, the first of its kind in Canada.
September 18, 2020

Fraser Health expands COVID-19 testing and collection in Surrey

This expanded service in Surrey will be able to conduct as many as 800 tests daily.
September 18, 2020

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
September 17, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak at Peace Arch Hospital

Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Peace Arch Hospital after evidence of transmission in a Rehab unit. One patient in this unit has tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.
September 16, 2020

British Columbians warned of Salmonella infections

September 16, 2020 ​Update: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States. Check for onions from Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, USA.
September 16, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak at Delta Hospital

Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Delta Hospital after evidence of transmission in a Medicine unit. Two patients at Delta Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is limited to one unit, which is temporarily closed to admissions.
September 16, 2020

Interior Health Overdose Alert: Vernon

There have been multiple reports of opioid overdoses including seizure presentation. A recent sample of ‘down’ tested in Vernon has shown positive for AMB FUB (synthetic cannabinoid) which is known to cause seizures.
September 16, 2020

Fraser Health launches COVID-19 school exposures webpage

With more than 40 per cent of school-aged children living in the Fraser Health region, Fraser Health has created an online resource that will provide timely and accurate information to parents, teachers, and students about COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools in the region as they occur.
September 16, 2020

Interior Health urging campers to self-monitor following large event

CASTLEGAR/SALMO–Interior Health(IH)is urging attendees of a camping event at the Bombi Summit (between Castlegar and Salmo) to self-monitor after a large gathering occurred Sept.12 and 13, 2020.
September 15, 2020

Information on Wildfire Smoke and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Air quality has deteriorated throughout BC recently as a result of wildfires in Washington, Oregon and California.

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