COVID-19: Public Health Emergency

On March 17th, 2020, the provincial health officer declared a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration enables the provincial health officer to enact further measures to protect British Columbians, such as enforcement of orders limiting public gatherings of 50 people or more.

For the most up-to-date health information, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit

For non-health related information and services, call 1-888-COVID19 or text 604-630-0300.