Note: On April 6, 2023, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the end of the respiratory season in B.C. along with changes to the COVID-19 guidance for health care settings. The best source of up-to-date information on COVID-19 in B.C. is the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) website.
BC CDC GUIDELINES
BC CDC GUIDELINES
Please refer to the BC CDC links below for information on caring for patients in hospital settings and patients with underlying health conditions. Links also contain treatment guidance and information about caring for vulnerable populations.
• COVID-19 Care
• COVID-19 Vaccinations
• COVID-19 Testing
• COVID Testing Guidance for Clinicians (requires Doctors of BC login)
• BC COVID-19 Viral Testing Guidance
• Infection Control and PPE
• Health Authority COVID-19 Therapeutic Update (requires Doctors of BC login)
• Sotrovimab & Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Therapies
• Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (Paxlovid) Clinical Practice Guide
• Practice Tool #1: Step-by-Step Assessment
• Practice Tool #2: Definitions of Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV)
• Practice Tool #3: Drug-Drug Interactions and Contraindications
• Clinical Care
• Hospital and Critical Care
• Patient Handouts
• Health Care Provider Support
• Return to Work and Management of Exposures for Health-care Workers
• Sotrovimab is distributed by health authorities.
• Paxlovid is limited to prescribers due to short supply.
• CAT-e line COVID Antiviral Therapeutics e-team.
• BCCA patients should go via BCCA to start (new system).
Other Government & Public Health Links
• Covid-19 Treatments in BC (BC Government)
• COVID-19 Vaccine Information(BC Ministry of Health)
• What Health Authority am I in?(BC Government)
• Find an Urgent and Primary Care Centre(BC Government)
• BC COVID-19 Collection Centres for Assessment and Testing – Mobile & Desktop, and Internet Explorer Browser(BC Government / BC CDC)
Concerns About Possible Exposure or Symptoms?
Patients concerned about possible exposure, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1. Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a COVID-19 telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397.