Five new cases of COVID-19; new public exposure notifications
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced five new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
One individual is in their 70s, one is in their 50s, two are in their 40s and one is under the age of 12 years.
Two of the cases are travel related and are self-isolating. Two of the cases are contacts of a previous case and have been isolating. One of the cases is a close contact of a case and contact tracing is underway.
One of the cases is a student at Ecole La-Belle-Cloche and all close contacts are being contacted by public health with instructions for isolation and testing. Testing will begin tomorrow and further instructions will be provided at that time. The school will be deep cleaned tomorrow.
There are new public exposure notifications in Souris:
• Eastern Kings Sportsplex (203 Veteran’s Memorial Highway) on Sunday, November 28 between 3:00 pm and 4:10 pm
• Co-op Souris (85 Main Street) on Sunday, November 28 between 4:15 pm and 4:45 pm
• Eastern Kings Sportsplex (203 Veteran’s Memorial Highway) on Wednesday, December 1 between 4:30 pm and 7:30 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.
Testing will be available on Sunday, December 5 at the Charlottetown Clinic (64 Park Street) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
There is also a flight exposure notification:
• Air Canada flight 8218 departed from Montreal on Thursday, December 2 and arrived in Charlottetown on Friday, December 3
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 currently 22 active cases of COVID-19 in PEI and there have been 387 cases since the pandemic began.
As always, all Islanders are urged to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, even after a previous negative test, and to 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.
Anyone age 12 and over can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at one of the Health PEI clinics or at one of the 28 partner pharmacies across the province. Island children between the ages of five and 11 can now receive their COVID-19 vaccination at Health PEI clinics.
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
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