COVID-19 Response

The City of Victoria is taking COVID-19 seriously and is in communication with provincial health officials regarding standards and protocols.

Build Back Victoria 

Learn about City Council's Build Back Victoria initiatives to help support local businesses with re-opening and recovery

Emergency Social Services Grant  

This one-time grant program helps deliver mobile hygiene and other social services to people sheltering outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

Information and Resources

Victoria City Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and look at ways to support residents, businesses and City staff. Click on the buttons below to access helpful information and resources.


Mayor Helps Responds to Province's Announcement of Safe Shelter, Supports for People Experiencing Homelessness

Read the BC Government's news release of April 25, 2020.

Please see the Statement from Mayor Helps on BC's Plan for Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue.

Updates from the City

October 2, 2020 marked the final Facebook Live address, started at the beginning of the pandemic to provide the public with updates on the City’s response to COVID-19. The ‘What’s up at Council’ video series will resume to take its place, where the City will continue to keep residents informed about ongoing pandemic recovery and other Council business, along with opportunities for the public to stay involved and share input with City Council. 

City of Victoria COVID-19 Update
October 2, 2020

Archived Updates

View the City's archive of COVID-19 response and recovery updates here

What You Can Do

There are five things you can do to keep yourself and others safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

You can also protect yourself and others by: 

  • Wearing a mask in public places
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and not your hands
  • Staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others

Learn more about what you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

View health and safety, and mental health resources.