Sep
2
2021

Interjurisdiction notification received for positive COVID-19 case who recently traveled to PEI

The Chief Public Health Office has received an interjurisdictional notification regarding a COVID-19 case who traveled to PEI prior to testing positive.

The individual is from Atlantic Canada and recently tested positive in their home jurisdiction.  The individual was on Prince Edward Island in the days prior to testing positive and may have been infectious while in PEI.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Chief Public Health Office has identified the following potential exposure sites in Prince Edward Island:

Friday, August 27

  • Tim Hortons/Mel's Petrocan (7750 Cavendish Road) at 9:00 am
  • Shining Waters Water Park (8885 Cavendish Road) between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • COWS Cavendish Boardwalk (9193 PE-6) at 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 28

  • Tim Hortons/Mel's Petrocan (7750 Cavendish Road) at 9:30 am
  • Sandspit Fun Park (8986 Cavendish Road) between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • Subway (106 Abegweit Blvd, Borden-Carleton) between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Individuals at the potential exposure sites during the specified times who are not fully vaccinated should get tested for COVID-19. Individuals should continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the potential exposure even after receiving an initial negative test result; if symptoms present, individuals should self- isolate and be re-tested.

Individuals at the potential exposure sites at the specified times who are fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated means 14 days after receiving the second dose of an approved vaccine) should closely monitor for symptoms and if they become symptomatic, immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until the results come back.

As always, 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.

Prince Edward Island has had 233 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic.

Anyone age 12 and over can make an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at one of the public clinics online or by calling 1-844-975-3303; or by contacting one of the 26 partner pharmacies across the province. Every Islander in the target age range will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in 2021.

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

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
  • Get vaccinated
  • 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

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

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