Sep
25
2021

One new case of COVID-19 in PEI

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced one new case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.

The individual is in their 20s. Contact tracing is underway, and they are self-isolating. The case is still under investigation.

There are public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:

  • Saturday, September 18
    • Home Depot (60 Buchanan Drive) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Superstore (465 University Avenue) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Monday, September 20
    • Staples (655 University Avenue) from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Dollarama (449 University Avenue) from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 21
    • Home Depot (60 Buchanan Drive) from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 23
    • Superstore (465 University Avenue) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Home Depot (60 Buchanan Drive) from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Anyone who visited any of these locations at 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 exposure. If symptoms develop, individuals should be re-tested.

Anyone who visited these locations at these times who is fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and if any symptoms develop, visit a drop-in testing clinic.

Prince Edward Island currently has 40 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 294 positive cases since the pandemic began.

As of Wednesday, September 22, a total of 251,706 doses of vaccine have been administered in PEI; 93.2 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of vaccine and 85.7per cent received two doses.

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 and those age 18 years or older can visit one of the 28 partner pharmacies across the province.

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
•    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

 

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