P.E.I.’s chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison is asking anyone who visited the Central Queens Funeral Home in Prince Edward Island on Thursday, Nov.19 between 4 and 7 p.m. to closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
If symptoms develop, they should visit a drop-in testing site immediately and self-isolate until they receive their test results. Individuals are also reminded to be diligent about following public health measures, including, wearing a mask; limit close contacts with anyone outside of their household; maintain as much physical distance as possible when in public places wash their hands regularly.
This message was delivered late afternoon Monday, Nov. 23 after Morrison and P.E.I. Premier Dennis King had announced that P.E.I. was withdrawing from the Atlantic travel bubble, effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.
At the same briefing, Morrison told the media that P.E.I. had one new COVID-19 case. A woman in her 40s had travelled from outside the Atlantic region and was self-isolating. This case brings the province's active cases to two as of Nov. 23.
Morrison is urging Islanders who travelled within Atlantic Canada in the past seven days to take additional precautions for two weeks following the time of potential exposure.
For 14 days following their arrival in P.E.I., anyone who returned from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick within the last week should wear a mask at all times when at work, school or in a public place; limit close contacts with anyone outside of their household; maintain as much physical distance as possible; wash hands regularly; monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19; and if experiencing symptoms get tested and self-isolate until their receive their test results.