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.

May 29, 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: “Today, we are announcing four new cases, for a total of 2,562 cases in British Columbia."
May 28, 2020

Inflammatory reactions to COVID-19 in children

BC Children's Hospital is watching closely for a rare inflammatory reaction to COVID-19 in children.
May 28, 2020

Fraser Health provides update on COVID-19 outbreaks

Fraser Health is sharing the following updates on Langley Lodge and Nicola Lodge.
May 27, 2020

Second urgent and primary care centre opens in Surrey

People living in Surrey will now have better access to same-day urgent and primary care with the opening of a second new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) in Newton.
May 27, 2020

Provincial state of emergency extended in COVID-19 response

The provincial state of emergency is being extended an additional two weeks to support continued co-ordination of B.C.’s COVID-19 response.
May 25, 2020

Poison control records spike in calls about children and adults accidentally ingesting hand sanitizer

Poison Control warns people to take safety precautions if they have hand sanitizer at home.
May 22, 2020

Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 cases at Nature’s Touch

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Nature’s Touch, a frozen fruit processing plant located in Abbotsford.
May 21, 2020

Fraser Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Dufferin Care Centre

With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this site.
May 20, 2020

MyHealth provides virtual access to health records, including COVID-19 test results

Enrollment in Island Health’s Patient Portal — MyHealth — has gone virtual, giving patients across Island Health easier access to their own digital health records, including COVID-19 screening results.
May 20, 2020

New Lifeguard app launched to help prevent overdoses

Vancouver – To help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the supports they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health, is launching a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App.

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