One new positive case of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced one new positive case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
The individual is in their 30s and had recently travelled outside Atlantic Canada. They tested positive through routine testing. The individual is self-isolating and being followed by public health daily. Contact tracing is underway.
The case is linked to new public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:
- Pilot House (70 Grafton Street) on Monday, May 3 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (test on Saturday, May 8)
- Montana’s (31 Babineau Avenue) on Thursday, May 6 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm (test on Sunday, May 9)
Anyone who was at either of the establishments above should get tested on the date noted. If anyone who visited either location is symptomatic, they should self-isolate until a negative result is received. The date of testing is based on the day of potential exposure to the positive case of COVID-19.
- Home Hardware (115 St. Peter’s Road) on Wednesday, May 5 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Anyone who was at Home Hardware during these times does not need to be tested, but should monitor closely for symptoms and if any develop, visit a drop in testing site and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
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 currently has 10 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 186 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.
Islanders are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and every Island resident 12 and older who wants to be immunized will have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in 2021.
Information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out and appointment booking information is available online.
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
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