COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Stay home, stay put

COVID-19 is circulating within our community. Everyone needs to stay home, stay put.

Do it for your family, friends, colleagues, and health care workers on the front lines. Together, we can all make a big difference.

Five things you need to do at all times

Do these five things to keep ourselves and others safe. Help us be in a stronger position to recover and rebuild when this pandemic is over.

1. Stay home if you're sick or showing symptoms.

2. Physical distancing:
Stay at least 2 m away from others outside your home.

3. Avoid any gatherings of people on private property, at work, or in parks.

4. Work at home if you can.

If your business or organization isn't an essential service , you must ensure 2 m distancing for customers or staff. If 2 m isn't possible, you must close.

5. Avoid non-essential outings.

Only go out for groceries, medical needs, or exercise. Exercise alone or with members of your household.


The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses like the flu and common cold, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).

Symptoms include: cough, sneezing, fever, sore throat, and difficulty breathing.

Check your symptoms online

Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your community, and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Find info about COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing fast so it's normal to feel worried. Get tips to deal with stress from the Province of BC.

Support your mental health

City services

Affected City and Park facilities and services

While many facilities are closed, there's a lot you can still do online, by phone, or by appointment.


Rental and renter protection

Review supports available to help renters in Vancouver during the COVID-19 emergency.

Temporary emergency childcare

The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre can give parents and guardians a referral to temporary childcare for children ages 0 to 12 years.

COVID-19 emergency meals map (updated daily)

Please note, this map is managed by a community member.

COVID-19 emergency meals map (printable version) (175.36 KB)

Printable map of food programs throughout the Downtown Eastside and other areas.

Vancouver Coastal Health food asset map

A listing of places people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food. Due to COVID-19, some listings will not be current.

How to dispose of waste

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our waste collection staff. Review how to dispose and bag items.

Open handwashing facilities in downtown Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside (647.52 KB)

Find handwashing facilities and washrooms in the Downtown Eastside and surrounding areas.

Information for pet owners and veterinarians

Get answers to frequently asked questions about pets from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Give A Hand Vancouver

Donate medical supplies, cleaning products, food, and money to support our COVID-19 response and help our community.

Province of BC support and information

Check symptoms online. Get information about child care, education, employment, businesses, housing, tenancy, transportation, travel, and more.

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease: Outbreak update

Includes: current situation, symptoms and treatment, prevention and risks, being prepared, travel advice, and more.


Support for local businesses

Review how we and others are supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. Get resources and review guidelines for businesses.

Give A Hand Vancouver

Donate medical supplies, cleaning products, food, and money to support our COVID-19 response and help our community.

Latest updates

COVID-19 news

Vancouver still open for businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

April 3 2020 - We're continuing to process and review applications to help ensure businesses keep operating during this challenging time.

City launches office to support local businesses through COVID-19 pandemic

April 3 2020 - We've established the COVID-19 Business Communications and Support Office to assist local businesses at this critical time.

City debuts initiative for COVID-19 community support

April 2 2020 - The City of Vancouver has launched Give a Hand Vancouver, an initiative dedicated to accepting community offers from businesses and organizations

More COVID-19 news

What we are doing

Community resilience

The task force focuses on residents of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and populations that are most at risk during the COVID-19 emergency.

Emergency response centres

The new emergency response centres are temporary, referral-only, and staffed 24/7. Find an emergency response centre.

Food Security Response

The task force focuses on ensuring Vancouverites continue to have access to food during COVID-19.

Report an issue

Report a business closure violation

Report a business in violation of not complying with the State of Emergency By-law.

Report a park facility closure violation

Report an individual in violation of using a playground or outdoor recreation facility.

Report price gouging

Report excessive price markups on goods or services due to COVID-19 to Consumer Protection BC.

COVID-19 feedback and inquiries

Give feedback and ask questions about our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) using the comment form.