March 16, 2020 - Premier King speaks with Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce

Premier King spoke with Dawn Binns, president of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss priorities going forward to support the business community with COVID-19 in the province. 

Premier King highlighted the creation of a special cabinet committee on economy and business supports as part of provincial efforts to assess and respond to the short and long-term effects of coronavirus. 

Ms. Binns expressed appreciation and recognition of the necessary provincial public health measures that have been put in place. She also shared members’ concerns regarding the health and safety of their employees, customers and clients and the overall impact COVID-19 will have on the local business community.

Premier King asked the Chamber to continue to assess the level of impacts among the business community and to keep open lines of communication with the province. 

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.

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, 7 days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office.

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 attention should call 9-1-1. 

For answers to general questions about COVID-19, visit our webpage at: www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19.
Published date: 
March 16, 2020
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