Potential flight exposure notification

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, is advising Islanders of a potential COVID-19 exposure on a flight that arrived in Prince Edward Island. 

Anyone who travelled on Air Canada Flight 7554 from Montreal to Charlottetown on Tuesday, July 27 should monitor for symptoms and if any develop, visit a testing site.

This notification is in relation to an interjurisdictional notification of a positive case of a passenger who entered Prince Edward Island by flight, tested as a preliminary positive at the point of entry, and immediately transited to another province by ground transportation where they were later confirmed positive. There are no other public exposure notifications on Prince Edward Island related to this case.

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 208 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.

As of July 31, 57.1% of eligible PEI residents age 12 years and older are fully immunized against COVID-19. In addition, 124,533 or 88.6% of eligible PEI residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.

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.

Get the latest information about Prince Edward Island’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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
  • 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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