Two new positive cases of COVID-19 in PEI
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island.
The individuals are both in their 20s, one travelled within Atlantic Canada and the other travelled outside of Atlantic Canada. They tested positive through routine testing. Both are self-isolating and being followed by public health daily. Contact tracing is underway.
One of the cases is linked to new public exposure notifications. Anyone who visited any of these locations during these times monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19, and if any develop, visit a drop-in testing clinic and remain isolated until test results are received. Even after receiving a negative result, individuals should continue to monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again if symptoms develop.
The public exposure locations include:
- Walmart (80 Buchanan Drive, Charlottetown) on Tuesday, May 4 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am
- Home Depot (60 Buchanan Drive, Charlottetown) on Wednesday, May 5 from 8:30 am to 9:00 am
- Tim Hortons/Esso (141 Abegweit Blvd, Borden-Carleton) on Wednesday, May 5 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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 nine active cases of COVID-19 and has had 185 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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