Three new cases of COVID-19 in PEI
One individual is in their 30s, one is in their 40s and one is in their 60s. All three recently travelled outside of Prince Edward Island. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating.
Prince Edward Island currently has nine active cases of COVID-19 and has had 306 positive cases since the pandemic began.
There are new public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:
- Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island (550 University Avenue) on Saturday, October 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Little Caesar’s Pizza (690A University Avenue) on Saturday, October 2 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm
- All Nations Pentecostal Church at the Farm Center (420 University Avenue) on Sunday, October 3 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Sherwood Family Medical Centre Walk-in Clinic (15 Brackley Point Road) on Tuesday, October 5 from 9:30 am to 12:00 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.
There is also a new flight exposure notification:
- Air Canada flight 8332 leaving Toronto on Wednesday, October 6 and arriving in Charlottetown on Thursday, October 7
Anyone who travelled on this flight should monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing clinic.
As of Saturday, October 2, 94.3 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 87.3 per cent received two doses. Rates of fully vaccinated individuals in those under 50 years of age are below the provincial average.
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.
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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