UPDATE from CPHO – September 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update

UPDATE from CPHO – September 16, 2021

The three-day suspension on recreational and extracurricular activities for youth under the age of 19 years in the Charlottetown area, ended at midnight September 15. Organizers should continue to screen participants, encourage mask wearing, promote physical distancing and minimal contact. Participants should stay home when not feeling well. Interprovincial travel related to sports and recreational activities for individuals who are not fully vaccinated is discouraged.

Participants who attend West Royalty Elementary are still suspended from extracurricular activities until they receive a negative test on Friday, September 17.

In order to protect Islanders by limiting the importation and transmission of COVID-19, and provide additional support to keep Island children safe, the following additional measures will be implemented:

Effective 8:00 am on Friday, September 17;

  • Personal gatherings will be limited to 20 people;
  • Non-medical masks will be mandatory for all Islanders in indoor places;
  • Exemptions to mandatory masks include, but are not limited to: children under the age of two years; children under the age of five years who will not wear a mask; valid medical reasons (such as active breathing problems); and anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance.
  • PEI residents should not travel off-Island unless it is necessary.
  • Border screening, testing and isolation for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people coming to PEI until at least mid-October.
  • Expansion of testing, including at points of entry, for school-aged children under the age of 12 years who are unable to be vaccinated.
  • School-aged children under the age of 12 years, who have been out of the province for more than 48 hours, should have a negative test before they return to school and be tested again on days four and eight.
  • School-aged children under 12 years who have been out of province for less than 48 hours should be tested on days four and eight.

Screening Protocols

Reminder to screen your participants before they partake in any programming.  If they have any symptoms they should not participate and please direct them to get tested.

Contact Tracing

Reminder to ensure contact is completed with names and phone numbers and that the information is kept for at least 30 days.

Social Distancing

Reminder to social distance as much as possible.