COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Info

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 your cooperation in protecting our communities. We will keep you updated regularly through this website and through direct resident communications, as needed. We will 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.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR SUSPECT YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO DOES HAVE COVID-19:

  • NEW: BCCDC information on COVID-19 is available in 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

    1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319)

    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.
  • Do not go to school, work, other public areas or use public transportation (e.g., buses, taxis).
  • 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.

Be informed!

Know how to prevent the spread of the virus, how to recognize it, and what to do if you suspect you may have it.

Coronavirus Infographic - Brightside
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Washing your hands – thoroughly and often – is something we can all do to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Hand Washing Info Graphic
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Additional information on COVID-19 prevention and care:

Coronavirus Info Graphic
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

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:

Other useful resources from the Public Health Agency of Canada:

Stay up-to-date with Twitter

BC Centre for Disease Control – Twitter
Government of Canada