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New spaces secured for vulnerable people to self-isolate

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

New spaces secured for vulnerable people to self-isolate

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778 584-1255
Media Relations
BC Housing
media@bchousing.org

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Community breakdown for new self-isolation sites

BC Housing is working with regional health authorities, municipal partners and experienced non-profit shelter and housing providers to develop community-based response plans to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes identifying locations where vulnerable individuals, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, would be able to recover and self-isolate.

The following list includes the number of spaces secured in hotels, motels and community centres in each health region across B.C. The names of hotels and motels have been excluded so that these facilities can operate privately and focus on helping people who need a safe place to self-isolate.

Vancouver Coastal: 7 sites, 382 spaces

  • Squamish: 1 site, 15 spaces
  • Vancouver: 6 sites, 367 spaces
    • Includes 64 beds at Coal Harbour Community Centre and 79 beds at Roundhouse Community Centre

Fraser: 4 sites, 179 spaces

  • Hope: 1 site, 10 spaces
  • Surrey: 3 sites, 169 spaces
    • Includes 110 beds at North Surrey Recreation Centre
       

Interior: 9 sites, 211 spaces

  • Kamloops: 2 sites, 50 spaces
  • Kelowna: 1 site, 20 spaces
  • Nelson: 2 sites, 38 spaces
    • Includes 8 beds at Kalein Hospice Center
  • Penticton: 2 sites, 19 spaces
  • Vernon: 2 site, 84 spaces
    • Includes 70 beds at Vernon Curling Club

Vancouver Island: 2 sites, 160 spaces

  • Victoria: 2 sites, 160 spaces

North: 1 site, 7 spaces

  • Prince George: 1 site, 7 spaces

Total: 23 sites, 939 spaces

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