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Background, The virus (and its variants) that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can be detected in the stool of infected people. Testing and monitoring wastewater (sewage) for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 provides an opportunity to detect the presence of COVID-19 infections in a community without having...
Islanders identifying as women now have increased access to day programming and residential treatment to support their recovery from addiction and substance use with the new Extended Addictions Care facility opening. The new facility opened on June 1 and replaces Lacey House, which operated for...
Requirement for COVID-19 isolation and masks extended until July 14th; All Islanders over 12 years of age are recommended to get a booster dose regardless of vaccine status
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, announced that Prince Edward Island’s legal order requiring seven days of isolation of positive cases of COVID-19 (10 days of isolation for immune compromised cases) and masks in high risk settings, including long-term care, community care homes...
What is harm reduction?, Harm reduction is any policy, program or service that helps a person or community reduce harms related to substance use without necessarily requiring a decrease in substance use. Harm reduction works alongside treatment, where the goal is often to decrease substance use....
Opioids are drugs that include prescribed pain relievers, like codeine or morphine, as well as illegal drugs, like heroin. Patients can benefit from opioids that are prescribed and used properly. When opioids are misused, they can be deadly. Unknowingly, potent opioids like fentanyl may be put in...
Prince Edward Island Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities
This document provides guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities.
OK, Week 25 - Jun. 19 - 25, 2022, Summary, There was no flu activity in PEI during Week 25. Our seasonal total is 50 lab-confirmed cases (49 A and 1 B). The median age of cases to date is 11.9 years. Nationally: Influenza activity continues to decrease, indicating that Canada is nearing the end of...
COVID-19 Update Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 808 new cases since last update 115 average cases per day (over the last 7 days) Nine individuals in hospital with COVID-19 Seven admitted due to COVID-19, with 0 in the Intensive Care Unit Two admitted for other reasons and were COVID-19 positive on or after...