Brightside’s priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our residents and staff. We are actively responding to the recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer. We are also in regular communication with BC Housing and are following or exceeding recommended best practices.
We thank all of our residents and partners for their cooperation in protecting our communities. We provide regular updates through this website and through direct resident communications, as needed. We also provide information about programs and resources that may be available to you from other organizations.
Visit the Brightside News & Events Centre often for updates on how we are addressing the COVID-19 situation at Brightside.
Has your employment income stopped or decreased? Are you experiencing hardship that is affecting your mental wellness or overall well-being? Government and community-based supports and resources are available that may help. Visit our recent RESOURCES post, or scroll down for more information.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR SUSPECT YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO DOES HAVE COVID-19:
- BCCDC information on COVID-19 is available in 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:
or via text message at: 604-630-0300
(note this is NON-MEDICAL advice only, provided by the BC Government)
- Call 8-1-1 for health advice
(Note that you may need to wait a long time to get through.)
- Call 1-833-784-4397 for Coronavirus information
- Call ahead before visiting a clinic, doctor, or health care provider
The Self-Assessment Tool below may help you determine whether or not you need testing:
Self Isolation is Important for Protecting Yourself and Those You Care About
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends you take the following actions to self-isolate yourself and reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is particularly critical if you are over the age of 70, or if you have pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory ailments or heart disease.
- Do not leave home unless absolutely necessary, such as to seek medical care.
- Wherever possible, do not go to school, work, other indoor public areas
- Minimize use of public transportation (e.g., buses, taxis), and take precautions if you must us transit.
- Arrange to have groceries and supplies dropped off at your door to minimize contact.
- Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible.
- If you have to be in contact with others, keep at least 2 metres between yourself and the other person. Keep interactions brief and wear a mask.
- Avoid contact with individuals with chronic conditions, compromised immune systems and older adults.
Know how to prevent the spread of the virus, how to recognize it, and what to do if you suspect you may have it.
Washing your hands – thoroughly and often – is something we can all do to reduce the spread of COVID-19
Additional information on COVID-19 prevention and care:
Please note that while we will do our best to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation, we recommend visiting one of the following resources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19:
- Public Health Agency of Canada (Government of Canada)
- British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (Provincial Government)
- City of Vancouver (Municipal Government)
- Centres for Disease Control (United States Government)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Other useful resources from the Public Health Agency of Canada:
- Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19 (information sheet)
- How to Isolate at Home When You Have COVID-19 (information sheet)