March 15, 2020 - Premier King speaks with Summerside Mayor

Premier Dennis King spoke by phone with Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart to provide an update on provincial efforts to minimize the health and non-health related impacts of the pandemic.

Premier King also asked Mayor Stewart for continued communication and coordination going forward in an effort to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Stewart provided an update on efforts the City of Summerside has taken including the closure of Credit Union Place and that the city will continue to evaluate its operations. Both agreed that decisions need to be made with the best information available at the time through the Chief Public Health Office and Public Health Agency.

Premier King reiterated the importance of ensuring the province’s supply chain remains open and provincial efforts to ensure that the trucking industry be maintained as an essential service.

The health and safety of Islanders is the greatest priority. The Province of Prince Edward Island is working closely with local, provincial, territorial and federal partners to minimize its health, economic and social impacts in Prince Edward Island and across the county. The overall risk to the province remains low at this time.

Islanders with questions about COVID-19 should call PEI’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400. The information line is taking messages 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours.

Islanders experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14-days after international travel should call 8-1-1 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing. Those requiring immediate medical attentions should call 9-1-1.

For answers to general questions about COVID-19, visit
Published date: 
March 16, 2020
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