Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has created a Resource Manual for VCH staff and community partners working with vulnerable populations. This document provides COVID-19 information and resources for community partners who work with vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed people, and people with complex care and/or MHSU needs).
You can access the document and all the links by clicking the image below:
Key public partners have also developed dedicated websites with information and resources to support the community:
VCH COVID-19 Website: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health-statement-on-coronavirus
BC Housing Website: https://www.bchousing.org/COVID-19
City of Vancouver Website: https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/covid-19-coronavirus-within-vancouver.aspx
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)
Infection, prevention & control - http://ipac.vch.ca
Workplace COVID safety - http://ipac.vch.ca/Documents/COVID-19/PPE/DressCode
Self-Isolating in Shared Housing - https://sneezesdiseases.com/assets/wysiwyg/Self-Isolating%20in%20Shared%20Housing_May%2011.pdf
Responding to Overdose for Community Members - https://sneezesdiseases.com/assets/wysiwyg/Community%20OD_V2_May%206.pdf
Questions about health concerns
If you or the people you work with have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. Please be patient as they are experiencing high call volumes. For non medical information about COVID-19 Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or text 604-630-0300 from 7:30 am to 8 pm.
COVID Assessment line for Symptomatic people in Vancouver who are struggling to be able to self-isolate or living in a housing shelter can contact this line for support and advice and directions on clinics to get tested. The line is 604 290 3208 - and can be reached from 9am - 6pm 7 days a week.
Safe Supply Guidelines
VCH guidelines are available here:
Provincial guidelines are available here:
BCCDC – would like to share the 3 links below from the Provincial guidelines, as discussed on the 23/4/20 CoP call. These may not be as targeted as the VCH guidelines or targeted/focused to DTES.