COVID-19 data and outbreaks in island health facilities


This page contains information on current outbreaks of COVID-19. It is updated when the Island health region experiences a reportable outbreak.

  • Island Health does not comment on or confirm specific details on individual cases of COVID-19.
  • The Island Health public health team uses contact tracing processes to notify exposure of potentially close contacts to a confirmed case. Public notifications are only issued if there are high-risk contacts that cannot be identified. Epidemics are declared in settings such as health facilities. Outbreaks and notifications are published on our website.
  • COVID-19 is present throughout the Island health region. The best defense is vaccination. Please continue to take preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, keeping two meters away from people outside your home, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and staying home in case of sickness.

For more information on schools, please see our COVID-19 in Schools page.

Workplace closures are listed on our Workplace closures page.

Current data

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COVID-19 Data Dashboard for the Island Health Region

The data shows that our public health practices are working. People recently identified with COVID-19 must self-isolate; therefore, the risk to the community remains low. COVID-19 is still in our communities. Please continue to take preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing, keeping two meters away from people outside your home, wearing a mask in indoor public areas if they are not fully immunized and doing so. to stay at home in case of illness.

The British Columbia Center for Disease Control is the source of truth for province-wide information, including Number of COVID-19 cases for Island Health and all other health authorities in British Columbia.

Island Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard details the North, Central and South Island case count and includes exposure history and other important information. We use the same data as provided to BCCDC and comply with daily provincial updates, unless otherwise noted. It is updated every day of the week after 4 p.m. Our dashboard is updated every day of the week after 4 p.m.

The results of the BCCDCs 2020 Speak Survey can be found here and will be updated with the results of the Speak2 survey.

COVID-19 outbreaks

Check out the latest news on COVID-19 outbreaks

Site Type Dated

Chinatown Care Center Long Term Care

Epidemic September 19, 2021

Active epidemics of other infections or diseases in health facilities on the island


August 2021

Sunset Lodge Long-Term Care Home, August 27

Discovery Harbor Long-Term Care Home, August 4

April 2021

Longlake Castle, 3035 Ross Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S8, March 25

Craigdarroch Long Term Care Home, April 23

Mount St. Mary Long-Term Care Home, April 21th

February 2021

Gardens of Eden, 1917 Northfield Rd, Nanaimo 14, 15 February

Lodge glacier view, 2450 Back Rd, Courtenay, February 28

January 2021

Bard and Banker, 1022 Government Street, Victoria
23 January 2021

Chartwell Malaspina care residence, 100 Eleventh Street, Nanaimo
27 and 28 Dec. 2020

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo
23 January 2021


West Coast General Hospital (WCGH), 3949 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni
Dec 1 2020

Tsawaayuuss Rainbow Gardens, 6151 Russell Pl, Port Alberni
November 16, 2020

Irish Times Pub – 1200 Government Street, Victoria
November 13, 2020; Between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – Transitional care unit
November 11, 2020

Browns Social House – 1661, avenue Cliffe, Courtenay
November 3, 2020 Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
November 5, 2020 Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Tofino Brewing Co. – 691 Industrial Way, Tofino BC
October 27, 2020
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Mary’s Bleue Moon Café – 9535 Canora Road, Sidney, BC
August 21: Between 4 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
August 22: Between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. OR between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

10 Acres Cafe & Market at Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa (NOT The Pier Restaurant) – 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC
August 20: between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
August 21: between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Il Falcone Restaurant – 536 6th Street Courtenay, BC
August 16, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Sticky Guichet Bar & Restaurant
Between March 5 and March 15

Foxy box
March 16

BF Beauty
March 11

The healthcare solution
March 14 and 16

University of Victoria
March 12 – Psych 300B A01, from 11am; Psych 351B A01, from 1 p.m. Biol 367 A01, from 2:30 p.m.

Saanich Commonwealth Square Pool
March 12 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Kick boxing lessons at Saanich Commonwealth Place
March 15 between 8:15 am and 9:15 am


For notifications of public exhibits related to flights, construction sites, cruises, long-distance bus and train travel, and public events, please visit BC Center for Disease Control Public Exhibits Page.

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