Moving Forward Plan Continues to Accelerate for PEI

EIN PEI logo 400

 July 8, 2021

Premier Dennis King and Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, have announced additional changes to the Moving Forward reopening plan for PEI.

Effective immediately, individuals are no longer required to wear a mask while seated at indoor events (church services, seated concerts, etc), provided there is six feet between individuals of different households. Masks are still required at these events as people move to and from their seats. 

Also, dancing within cohorts at weddings is now permitted. Dancing in other venues such as bars, nightclubs, concerts and festivals is not permitted at this time. 

Effective July 18, PEI will welcome visitors from outside Atlantic Canada, three weeks earlier than originally planned. Based on the supply of mRNA vaccine in the province, it is expected that 50% of eligible Island residents over 12 years of age will be fully vaccinated by July 18, the vaccine target in Step 4 of the Moving Forward Plan. Those travelling to PEI from outside Atlantic Canada who are fully vaccinated with two doses and have a PEI Pass will not be required to isolate. PEI residents with a PEI Pass who have two doses can travel within Canada and not self-isolate when they come home. Those travelling to PEI or returning from travel outside Atlantic Canada who are not immunized will be required to isolate for eight days, with a negative test on day eight. People with two doses of vaccine, planning to travel to PEI from outside of Atlantic Canada after July 18, will be able to apply for a PEI Pass beginning on July 6. 

Youth age 12 to 17 coming to PEI with family are eligible for a PEI pass as soon as they receive their first vaccine dose (until July 31). After July 31, they will be eligible for a PEI Pass provided they at least have one dose plus 21 days. 

As of Saturday, June 26, a total of 142, 817 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in PEI. 81.4 per cent of the eligible population have received at least one dose, and 20.2 per cent have received two doses. In accordance with  national recommendations, it is safe and acceptable to mix mRNA vaccines, meaning those who received Pfizer for their first dose can receive Moderna for their second dose and vice versa. 

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island. The individual is in their 50s, who recently travelled from outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual is asymptomatic and is self-isolating. 

As always, Islanders are urged to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, even after a previous negative test, and to self-isolate until the results come back. Islanders are also encouraged to download the free national COVID Alert app, which will let them know if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Prince Edward Island currently has one active case of COVID-19 and has had 207 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.

Islanders are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and every Island resident 12 and older who wants to be immunized will have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in 2021. Information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out and appointment booking information is available online.

Backgrounder: 

The Chief Public Health Office continues to work closely with the federal government, provincial and territorial counterparts, government departments and Health PEI to monitor the pandemic situation and prepare for all COVID-19 related impacts to the province, including health, social and economic. The public health risk of COVID-19 is continually reassessed and Islanders will be updated as new information becomes available.

Everyone is encouraged to follow routine prevention measures:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Keep your circle of contacts small
  • Wear a mask in closed, indoor public spaces
  • Physical distance – stay two meters (6 feet) apart
  • Don’t share items like drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops
  • Visit a drop-in-clinic to be tested if you have COVID-19 symptom

Source

Related Articles


Latest Articles

  • Global Leadership & Local Support: GoodWe’s Commitment to Innovation and Quality

    Global Leadership & Local Support: GoodWe’s Commitment to Innovation and Quality

    June 19, 2024 GoodWe is a global PV inverter manufacturer and smart energy solution provider with nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, which has resulted in a well-established track record of over 71 GW of installations in over 100 countries and regions as of the end of 2023. A recently announced partnership with Guillevin marks their first… Read More…

  • TSBC Directive: Advertising Requirements for Licensed Contractors

    TSBC Directive: Advertising Requirements for Licensed Contractors

    June 18, 2024 This directive, published May 2, 2024, is being issued by a provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act. On September 6, 2022, changes to the Safety Standards General Regulation came into effect that require licensed contractors to publish their company name and Technical Safety BC licence number… Read More…

  • TSBC Announces Adoption of BC Electrical Code, 2024 Edition

    TSBC Announces Adoption of BC Electrical Code, 2024 Edition

    June 18, 2024 Effective March 4, 2025 the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, 26th Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1-24 is adopted as the BC Electrical Code. All electrical work subject to the BC Electrical Code must comply with the updated edition effective March 4, 2025. All code-related information bulletins… Read More…

  • Investment in Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise for April

    Investment in Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise for April

    June 14, 2024 Month over month, investment in building construction increased 4.5% to $20.4 billion in March. The residential sector was up 5.4% to $14.3 billion, while investment in the non-residential sector increased 2.3% to $6.1 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2017=100), investment in building construction increased 4.1% to $12.5 billion in March. Investment in single-family homes continues to rise Investment in… Read More…


Changing Scene

  • Local Governments Receive Grants to Speed up Delivery of Homes in B.C.

    Local Governments Receive Grants to Speed up Delivery of Homes in B.C.

    June 21, 2024 Thirty-eight local B.C. governments will soon receive a grant to create more efficient development approvals processes.  “We’re leaving no stone unturned in our work to deliver more homes for people, faster,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. “The Local Government Development Approvals Program was created so that local governments can improve the internal… Read More…

  • Construction of New Affordable Housing Units in Saskatoon

    Construction of New Affordable Housing Units in Saskatoon

    June 21, 2024 Individuals in low-income situations will soon have access to new affordable housing units in Saskatoon thanks to a joint investment from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan provincial government has announced the construction of four new affordable housing units in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood. The new, one-storey fourplex will be owned… Read More…

  • New Programs Support Housing Development Costs in PEI

    New Programs Support Housing Development Costs in PEI

    June 21, 2024 Over $25 million in new financial support programs will help build the infrastructure needed for approximately 700 new construction-ready residential lots.  The Municipal Infrastructure Fund administered through the Federation of PEI Municipalities will provide a non-repayable grant, up to a maximum of $300,000, to developers creating lots and subdivisions within municipalities in rural PEI… Read More…

  • The Construction Industry in Quebec: Productivity Issues Go Beyond the Reforms of Act R-20

    The Construction Industry in Quebec: Productivity Issues Go Beyond the Reforms of Act R-20

    June 21, 2024 The Quebec government has just adopted the Act to modernize the construction industry, and the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) has now released a study concluding that these reforms will not be enough to improve the industry’s real productivity. “The construction industry is at a turning point,” explains Robert Gagné,… Read More…