A Spatial Approach to Exploring Vulnerability in the Context of COVID-19 in British Columbia

Maps are an excellent way of simply communicating complex ideas. We will create maps that use sophisticated analysis techniques and draw on multiple information sources. Our maps will tell decision-makers where in BC they should focus COVID-19 mitigation efforts and other interventions. Drawing on population and location factors, our maps will show where in BC people are vulnerable to developing COVID-19 infections, where people are vulnerable to experiencing challenges to accessing ICU care for complex COVID-19 cases, and where people are vulnerable to experiencing health-related secondary impacts of the pandemic. We will work with officials to identify ways to improve our maps and integrate new evidence. Will also make maps they request to support their decision-making.