Monitoring and Surveillance

Core criteria to guide decision making during Renew PEI Together

  1. COVID-19 transmission is controlled – number of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths
  2. Sufficient public health capacity for case detection, testing, contact tracing, and isolation
  3. Sufficient health system capacity, including critical care capacity and availability of PPE
  4. Outbreak risk in vulnerable settings are minimized (e.g., long-term care facilities, correctional facilities)
  5. 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])
  6. Risks of imported cases are managed (including border measures, screening at points of entry, and self-isolation of incoming travellers)
  7. Communities are engaged and empowered to adjust to the new normal.

Capture of PEI COVID-19 monitoring and survellience process

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.


Published date: 
June 2, 2020
Health and Wellness

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121