Five new cases of COVID-19; flight notification, public exposure sites issued
There are five new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
Two of the individuals are in their 60s, one is in their 50s, one in their 40s and one in their 30s.
Four of the cases are linked to travel outside of PEI. One case is a close contact of a previously announced case linked to the cluster that began in Prince County.
To date, there are 28 cases linked to this cluster; although the cluster originated in Western PEI there are active cases related to this cluster across the province. All five individuals are self-isolating and contact tracing is underway.
“It is extremely important that anyone who is experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, even if they are mild symptoms, get tested at one of the Health PEI clinics,” said Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer. “Individuals who are experiencing symptoms should not attend work, school or other activities until they receive a negative test result, regardless of their vaccination status.”
There is a new flight notification:
- Air Canada Flight 8332 from Toronto to Charlottetown - departing Toronto November 25 and arriving Charlottetown November 26.
Anyone who travelled on this flight should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing site.
There are new public exposure notifications associated with these cases:
Monday, November 22
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm
- Sobeys (Allen Street), 400 University Avenue, Charlottetown, between 3:00 pm and 3:15 pm
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 23
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm
- Looks Hair Salon and Beauty Bar, 393 University Ave, Charlottetown between 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Wednesday, November 24
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 25
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
Friday, November 26
- Atlantic Superstore, 465 University Ave, Charlottetown between 11:45 am and 3:45 pm
- The Brick, 310 Charlottetown Mall, 670 University Avenue between 8:00 am and 8:30 am and between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
- Mark's, 202 Buchanan Drive, Charlottetown between 7:15 pm and 7:30 pm
- Sobeys (Allen Street), 400 University Avenue, Charlottetown between 7:45 pm and 8:00 pm
- MacArthur Appliances, 96 Mt. Edward Road, Charlottetown between 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm
- Charlottetown Mall, 670 University Avenue, Charlottetown - various stores including Winners, Bluenotes, Garage and H&M between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Saturday Nov 27
- Old Dublin Pub, 131 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, between 2:00 pm and 4:45 pm
Anyone who was at these locations during these times who is not fully vaccinated should visit a drop-in testing clinic to be tested and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure. If any symptoms develop, individuals should be re-tested.
Anyone who was at these locations during these times who is fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure and if any symptoms develop, they should visit a drop-in testing clinic.
Prince Edward Island currently has 35 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 372 positive cases since the pandemic began.
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.
As of November 24, 94.5% of people, age 12 and over, had received at least one dose of vaccine and 90.7% are fully vaccinated with two doses.
For information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including vaccine facts, immunization data and booking an appointment, visit: COVID-19 Vaccines.
For answers to commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, visit: Answers to Common COVID-19 Vaccine Questions.
For the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Prince Edward Island.
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
- Get vaccinated
- Wear a non-medical mask in indoor places
- Stay home if you are not feeling well
- Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Keep your circle of contacts small
- 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