Monitoring and Surveillance
Core criteria to guide decision making during Renew PEI Together
- COVID-19 transmission is controlled – number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths
- Sufficient public health capacity for case detection, testing, contact tracing, and isolation
- Sufficient health system capacity, including critical care capacity and availability of PPE
- Outbreak risk in vulnerable settings are minimized (e.g., long-term care facilities, correctional facilities)
- Workplace preventive measures are in place (includes directives and capacities to promote and enable COVID-19 prevention measures: environmental cleaning, physical distancing, hand washing, respiratory etiquette, screening [i.e., staying home when sick])
- Risks of imported cases are managed (including border measures, screening at points of entry, and self-isolation of incoming travellers)
- Communities are engaged and empowered to adjust to the new normal.
The above chart illustrates that progress MOVES FORWARD under the following conditions:
- transmission is controlled;
- there is sufficient capacity to test and contract trace;
- there is health system capacity; and
- outbreaks in high vulnerable settings are minimized.
The above chart illustrates that progress could STOP or REVERSE given the following conditions:
- a significant increase in daily case rate;
- multiple unlinked community case outbreaks;
- the health care capacity becomes overwhelmed.