Two new cases of COVID-19; public exposure notifications

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced two new cases of COVID-19. 

One individual is in their 60s and the other is in their 40s. One case is linked to the cluster that began in Prince County and the other is linked a workplace outbreak (not associated with the Prince County cluster). 

There are new public exposure notifications in Charlottetown:

  • Friday, November 19
    • Wendy’s (385 Grafton Street) between 11:00 am and 11:30 am 
    • Bell Aliant Centre - MacLauchlan Rink (560 University Avenue) between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm 
    • Boston Pizza (700 University Avenue) between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm
    • Rodd Royalty Charlottetown (14 Capital Drive) 
  • Saturday, November 20
    • APM Centre (35 Mercedes Drive) between 7:00 am and 9:30 am
    • Wendy’s (643 University Avenue) between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
    • Simmons Sports Arena (170 North River Road) between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm
    • Rodd Royalty Charlottetown (14 Capital Drive)
  • Sunday, November 21
    • Rodd Royalty Charlottetown (14 Capital Drive) 

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

Anyone who was at these locations during these times who is fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure and if any symptoms develop, they should visit a drop-in testing clinic.

There are now 25 cases associated with the cluster of cases that began in Prince County.

Prince Edward Island currently has 37 active cases of COVID-19 and has had 365 positive cases since the pandemic began. 

As of Saturday, November 20, 94.3 per cent of eligible Island residents have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 90.5 per cent are fully vaccinated with 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


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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Samantha Hughes
Health and Wellness

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