Mar
1
2021

All COVID-19 test results received since yesterday are negative

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison has announced that all COVID-19 test results received since yesterday after an influx of testing over the weekend are negative. 

A total of 6,632 COVID-19 tests were completed on Saturday and Sunday. This includes 2,250 results from the Three Oaks Clinic in Summerside, which was set up for targeted testing of young people in the area. All results so far are negative, and an additional 1,600 results are still pending. 

Yesterday, Premier Dennis King and Dr. Morrison announced new modified red level restricted measures in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 after outbreaks were identified across the province.   

There are currently 18 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, all are self-isolating and being followed daily by public health. Over 190 people have been identified as close contacts of the cases. All close contacts are required to self-isolate for 14 days from their last known contact with the positive case, regardless of their test results. 

For a complete list of recent public exposure notifications, visit: Potential COVID-19 Exposures. Any additional exposures will be added to the provincial website and be posted on social media. 

Anyone with questions on the new alert level can call 1-833-335-0540, e-mail depthw@gov.pe.ca or submit questions via webform

Dr. Morrison’s regular weekly update on the COVID-19 situation will take place tomorrow at 11:30 am. 

All Islanders are reminded to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

For the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Prince Edward Island.

Backgrounder: 

The Chief Public Health Office continues to work closely with the federal government, provincial and territorial counterparts, government departments and Health PEI to monitor the pandemic situation and prepare for all COVID-19 related impacts to the province, including health, social and economic. The public health risk of COVID-19 is continually reassessed and Islanders will be updated as new information becomes available.
Everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water 
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue 
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well 
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth 
  • Keep your circle of contacts small 
  • Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces 
  • Physical distance - stay two meters (6 feet) apart 
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles 
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops 
  • Visit a drop-in-clinic to be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms 

Media Contact:
Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness
shughes@gov.pe.ca

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

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca