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Information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19

I’m positive for COVID-19. What should I do next?, Stay home when ill., Staying home when you are sick lowers the chance of spreading COVID-19 and other illness to others. You should stay home until: your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if you had nausea, vomiting...

COVID-19 Inquiries

811 Tele-Health, If you develop COVID-19 symptoms , call your family physician or nurse practitioner. If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner or if you are unable to reach them, call 8-1-1 ., PEI Business Information, BUSINESS questions about COVID-19?, Call 1-866-222-1751 or...

COVID-19 Testing and Case Data

 , PEI COVID-19 SUMMARY,   Effective May 30th and for the remainder of the summer, COVID-19 testing and case data will be posted on a monthly basis.  Updates will be posted May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, and August 29th.  , WEEK 20 and 21 - May 14 TO May 27, 2023,  , Summary, Number of new...

About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses. With some coronaviruses there are no  symptoms or mild illness, like the common cold, while other coronaviruses can cause severe illness. Some human coronaviruses spread...

Provincial Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Testing Platforms

Provincial Laboratory Services uses multiple Health Canada-authorized COVID-19 testing methods and devices to meet Islanders’ needs for:  routine testing,  urgent/stat testing, and  large-scale/surge testing. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and Prince County Hospital laboratories use RT-PCR...
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COVID-19 Test Results

If your COVID-19 test result is negative and you are still symptomatic, you should stay home until you are recovering.  For information about being tested for COVID-19, visit information about COVID-19 testing in PEI ., Get your test result online, You must enter the following information: PEI...

Pregnancy: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Every day we learn more about COVID-19. We are now also gaining knowledge of COVID in pregnancy from obstetrical caregivers across Canada as well as within the Maritime provinces. We see that most women with COVID in pregnancy will have a mild illness and carry on as usual with their pregnancy....

Helping Kids Prepare for a Covid-19 test

If your child needs a COVID-19 test, learn about how tests are done and help them prepare., The  COVID-19 test is done with a small tipped, long swab (the top of the swab is much smaller than a Q-tip)., Under 12 years of age, : the swab enters one side of the child’s nose and touches the back part...

Travel and Entry to PEI

As of April 28, 2022, there is no longer any voluntary COVID-19 testing or screening at the PEI points of entry, and rapid antigen screening tests will no longer be distributed to people entering PEI via the bridge or Charlottetown airport. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, there are a number of...

Licensed Child Care Centre Guidance

Public Health Measures in Licensed Child Care Centres, Vaccination, Recommend everyone eligible get vaccinated with a complete series of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccines (including booster doses). Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants.  Evidence on vaccine...