General News · 3rd September 2020
Case numbers are rising in BC and unfortunately, there have been positive cases recorded in the North Island for the first time in months. We are expecting further increases when students return to school.
The Cortes Health Clinic has remained open since the onset of COVID-19. We have been willing to see patients in person, when medically needed.
From September onwards, we are adopting stricter safety guidelines from VIHA. This is for the safety of our patients and staff members.
We’d like to remind our patients to please phone ahead, when possible. Our door is locked, and in case of an emergency, please knock on the door and someone will help you. If you come in the office, please wear a mask, continue with hand hygiene and keep social distance. We suggest doing the same in enclosed public spaces, such as stores.
If you have symptoms and are concerned, the Cortes Health Clinic will continue offer limited swabbing service, but only for registered patients after phone consultation.
Thank you everyone for your collaboration in keeping our island healthy.
Thanks to the Quadra Island Medical Clinic for inspiring this message.
We’re all in this together!