Premier Dennis King spoke with Dawn Binns, president of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, to discuss priorities going forward to support the business community with coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) in the province.
King highlighted the creation of a special cabinet committee on economy and business supports as part of provincial efforts to assess and respond to the short and long-term effects of coronavirus.
Binns expressed appreciation and recognition of the necessary provincial public health measures that have been put in place. She also shared members’ concerns regarding the health and safety of their employees, customers and clients and the overall impact coronavirus will have on the local business community.
King asked the chamber to continue to assess the level of impacts among the business community and to keep open lines of communication with the province.
The province is working closely with local, provincial, territorial and federal partners to minimize its health, economic and social impacts in P.E.I. and across the county. The overall risk to the province remains low at this time.
Islanders with questions about coronavirus should call P.E.I.’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400. The information line is taking messages 24-hours a day, seven days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office.
Islanders experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days after international travel should call 811 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing.
Those requiring immediate medical attention should call 911.
For answers to general questions about coronavirus, visit princeedwardisland.ca/covid19.