COVID-19 News & Updates - CFCY

Cancellations

Last Updated: April 03, 2020 3:30 pm

Organizations

Location / Event NameDetails

Diocese of Charlottetown

The Bishop has instructed all parish masses be suspended until further notice.
Eastlink Community TV has agreed to televise Sunday Masses (live) from Holy Redeemer Church at 9am beginning March 22, the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Family Service PEI

Family Service PEI offices in Summerside and Charlottetown will be closed and we will be in touch with our clients concerning our services.

Island Waste Management

Please know:
1. No impact to household collection of waste, compost & recyclables.
2. Proper SORTING is extremely important at this time to minimize employee interaction with materials delivered to disposal facilities
3. Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers are on restricted access to accept essential business & institutional waste and compost only.
4. Household material is not accepted at this time
5. Material requiring special disposal (such as electronics, lights, HHW, bulk furniture) not accepted.
6. Saturday morning free blue-bag drop-off is suspended until further notice
7. For info: www.iwmc.pe.ca or 1-888-280-8111

Queens County Residential Services Day Program

Closed until April 6th with a further announcement to come.

Queens County Residential Services Day Program

Queens County Residential Services Day Program Closed until April 6th with a further announcement to come.

Summerside Legion

George R. Pearkes VC Br 5 Legion will close as a preventative measure at 5 PM on Monday, March 16th due to Covid 19 virus. We wish all islanders good health

Facilities

Location / Event NameDetails

APM Centre

Facility will be closed effective March 17th, 2020 to all public until further notice. All Memberships will be adjusted upon reopening.

Inclusions East Facility Closures in Montague

At the recommendation of the Department of Health and Wellness, we will make the following closures to our facilities to reduce the chance our clients and staff will be exposed to COVID-19.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, and remaining in place until at least April 6

Kingswood Centre - Closed to Staff and Clients
Retail Outlet at Down East Mall - Closed to Staff and Customers
Residential Buildings - Closed to Visitors

We appreciate the inconvenience this may represent to our clients, family members, and customers, however, we recognize robust social distancing measures are our best hope for a quick return to normal operations.

Thank you for your continued support.

Event

Location / Event NameDetails

Charlottetown

The PEI Community Theatre Festival (March 28) has been cancelled.

Sherwood Church of the Nazarene

The scheduled public services for Good Friday and Easter Sunday have been cancelled. You are welcome to join us online through the Sherwood Church of the Nazarene Facebook page on Easter Sunday @ 10:00 am

St. Thomas Anglican - Spring Brook

The Teddy Bear Social and Tea planned for Tuesday March 17th at St Thomas‘ Anglican Church in Spring Brook is cancelled and will be held at a later date.

Trinity United Concert Series

Due to the COVID 19 virus, please check the Trinity United Church Web site or Facebook page for concert cancellations or call the church office the day of the concert for an updated message.

Vernon River

The weekly Tuesday night cards at St. Joachim's Hall, Vernon River will be cancelled until further notice

Businesses

Location / Event NameDetails

Confederation Centre of the Arts Closed to the Public until Further Notice
All programing—up until April 12—is cancelled or postponed

All programming that was scheduled up until April 12, 2020 is cancelled or postponed until a later date. This includes:

• Soup’Art (March 20)
• Rose Cousins (March 21)
• Legends of Motown (March 27)
• Catherine MacLellan (March 28)
• Scottish Fiddle Festival (April 3)
• Dance Umbrella: Ahoy! (April 4)
• Choral Music: Voices of Spring (April 5)
• Choral Music on a Holy Day (April 10)
• All CCAG exhibitions
• dance umbrella classes
• Choral Music classes
In addition, there are events beyond April 12 that have been cancelled. They include:
• Jesse Cook (April 16)
• Basia Bulat (April 17)
• PEI Symphony Orchestra (April 19)
• Abbamania (April 24)
• Pinch Penny Fair (April 25)

County Fair Mall - adjusted hours

Our operating hours are as follows until further notice:

Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Lawtons, Sobeys and The Medical Center will be operating regular hours.

CJ Nails have closed.

Metro Bath & Lighting

Starting Saturday March 19, 2020 - our doors are closed to customers until further notice. We will remain FULLY OPERATIONAL throughout this time.

Orders can be phoned in or emailed anytime to be delivered or picked up.

CURBSIDE DELIVERY AND PICK-UP AVAILABLE
(902) 370-5536

Metro Home Building Centre

Starting Saturday March 19, 2020 - our doors are closed to customers until further notice. We will remain FULLY OPERATIONAL throughout this time.

Orders can be phoned in or emailed anytime to be delivered or picked up.

CURBSIDE DELIVERY AND PICK-UP AVAILABLE
(902) 894-5536

Red Shores - Charlottetown & Summerside

Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside Closed Until Further Notice. At Red Shores, the well being of our guests is top priority. Following the guidelines of Health Canada and the Chief Public Health Officer for P.E.I. regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, Red Shores locations in Summerside and Charlottetown will close their doors to the public at the close of business today (March 15, 2020 2:00 a.m.) as a preventative measure. For the Charlottetown operation we will continue to maintain the track, paddock, and barns. This decision will remain in place until further notice. If you have questions, please complete the contact form at Redshores.ca/contact. We thank you for understanding, and wish all of our guests and their families well.

Repeats Family Clothing

Due to Safety concerns for our Customers and staff Repeats will be closed effective March 17th. Will make another announcement on Sunday March 22

Sites & Bytes Computers

Store will be closing today at 5pm until further notice. The health and safety of our staff and community are of highest priority. For further details please see our Facebook page. Thank you.

Stewart & Beck Home Hardware & Home Building Centre

UPDATE: Stewart & Beck Home Hardware and Stewart & Beck's Home Building Centre stores in Montague will remain closed until Monday, April 20 to keep our staff and customers safe. More details to follow within the next two weeks.

We respect the recommendations of PEI's Public Health Officer regarding social distancing.

COVID-19 News

Last Updated: April 03, 2020 5:26 pm

Province provides COVID-19 economic update, confirms property tax relief

April 3, 2020

Today, Finance Minister Darlene Compton delivered the provincial economic and fiscal update and announced tax relief for Island property owners. At the end of 2019, Prince Edward Island’s economy was strong, outperforming the national average and leading the way in estimated GDP growth, employment growth, and population growth. These...

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Chief Public Health Officer asks Islanders to act responsibly this weekend

April 3, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, is asking Islanders to remain diligent in their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 this weekend. Prince Edward Island still has 22 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and four individuals are considered recovered. All cases have been related to international travel. Dr. Morrison...

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Province announces COVID-19 Special Situations Fund

April 2, 2020

Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced additional investments to ensure no Islander is left behind as a result of COVID-19. “Islanders have come together, finding new ways of helping each other, staying connected and building community spirit during this difficult and uncertain time. We will get through this pandemic the Island...

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Chief Public Health Officer says Islanders’ efforts to flatten the curve need to continue

April 2, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says it is important for Islanders to continue to be diligent in their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island. PEI has one additional COVID-19 case, bringing the province’s total to 22. The individual is a man in his 50s from the Queens County area, and he is currently...

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Province announces moratorium on evictions

April 2, 2020

The Province confirms today that eviction orders will not be enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of the Attorney General filed a notice of application to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island on March 26, 2020 seeking to suspend the enforcement of eviction orders to protect the health and safety of both Island tenants and...

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Chief Public Health Officer says it is an important time to keep self-isolating and physical distancing

April 1, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says Prince Edward Island still has 21 cases of COVID-19, but Islanders should not become complacent. It is crucial during this time that Islanders continue to self-isolate following travel, stay home as much as possible, and practice physical distancing when going out for essential reasons. At...

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Province announces additional income relief, stricter screening measures for travelers

April 1, 2020

Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced more financial support for Islanders whose income has been impacted as a direct result of the public health state of emergency, as well as additional protocols to keep Islanders safe. The COVID-19 Income Support Program will help Islanders bridge the gap between their loss of income and...

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Chief Public Health Officer reminds Islanders to stay home as three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed

March 31, 2020

Chief Public Health, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed three more confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, bringing Prince Edward Island’s total to 21. The three new cases are all related to international travel. One is a male in his 20s, and the other two are females, one in her 30s and one in her 40s. All three are at home doing well and each self-...

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Province outlines next steps for children and students

March 31, 2020

Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced plans to support children, students, families and teachers impacted by school and daycare closures due to COVID-19. To ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and administration, all schools across Prince Edward Island remain closed for in-person classes until, at minimum, May 11....

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Chief Public Health Officer reminds Islanders to stay home as three more cases of COVID-19 confirmed

March 31, 2020

Chief Public Health, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed three more confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, bringing Prince Edward Island’s total to 21. The three new cases are all related to international travel. One is a male in his 20s, and the other two are females, one in her 30s and one in her 40s. All three are at home doing well and each self-...

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Province announces rental support measures

March 30, 2020

Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced rental assistance for Islanders and commercial businesses impacted by COVID-19. “Islanders are facing financial pressures and uncertainty like never before. Right now, more than ever, we have to find ways to support one another. The Province of Prince Edward Island will continue to listen...

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Provincial update on COVID-19 initiatives

March 27, 2020

Working together, the Province of Prince Edward Island is making immediate investments to support Islanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the province provided updates on key initiatives to support community including enhanced rural internet initiatives and funding for non-profit organizations. “We continue to speak with Islanders,...

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Cough and fever clinics to open in Charlottetown, Summerside

March 27, 2020

Health PEI has established two Cough and Fever clinics to assist in Prince Edward Island’s response to COVID-19. Beginning March 28 in the Charlottetown area and March 30 in the Summerside area, physicians will be able to refer patients with coughs or fever to clinics where they can be assessed. Patients who are seeking medical care should...

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Prince Edward Island confirms two more COVID-19 cases

March 27, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed two more positive COVID-19 cases in Prince Edward Island, bringing the province’s total to 11. The cases are two women, one in her 20s and the other in her 50s. Both women are from Prince County and both cases are related to international travel. Both are at home doing well, and...

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Prince Edward Island extends closures for schools, daycares, non-essential services

March 27, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced extensions to closures for Island schools, daycares, non-essential government services and non-essential businesses due to COVID-19. All schools across Prince Edward Island will remain closed for in-person classes and daycares will remain closed until, at minimum, May 11. This will...

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Prince Edward Island confirms four more COVID-19 cases

March 26, 2020

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed four more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the province’s total to nine. The cases are all men between the ages of 55 and 70, who have all recently returned from international travel. Two of the men returned from Europe, one from the United States and one...

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New Order Makes Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada

March 26, 2020

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19.

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Support for individuals & businesses

March 26, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Prince Edward Island tightens restrictions on self-isolating

March 25, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, reiterates although the province still has three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, Islanders must continue self-isolating and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread. Dr. Morrison says, as we continue to see community spread across the country and after discussions with the...

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Province announces additional supports for individuals and families

March 24, 2020

The Province of Prince Edward Island has put additional supports in place to help Islanders who are facing economic hardships because of COVID-19. The Province has partnered with Sobeys Inc. to provide gift cards to Islanders who have been laid off as a direct result of the pandemic. The cost of the program is being shared by Sobeys and the...

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New provincial measures to protect Islanders

March 23, 2020

The Province of Prince Edward Island will enforce stronger measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of Islanders. Earlier today, Cabinet empowered the Chief Public Health Officer to issue orders under the Public Health Act as needed, including fines to anyone who is not complying with the direction to self-...

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Prince Edward Island confirms third case of COVID-19

March 22, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has confirmed Prince Edward Island’s third positive case of COVID-19. The Queens County woman is in her 20s and recently returned from international travel, arriving in Toronto from Spain on March 14. She self-isolated in Toronto before traveling to Moncton on March 16 on WestJet flight 3456....

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Chief Public Health Officer urges self-isolation following interprovincial travel

March 21, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison is directing anyone travelling to Prince Edward Island from another province within Canada to self-isolate for 14 days. This new self-isolation protocol for domestic travelers comes into effect today and follows the same protocol already in place for individuals returning from international travel...

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New educational and financial supports for Islanders

March 20, 2020

Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced supports for early learning centres, learning opportunities for Island students and financial relief for post-secondary provincial loans, as well as an update on aid programs for businesses and employees. “This has been a week unlike any other, and I want to recognize the tremendous efforts...

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Chief Public Health Officer continues to urge Islanders self-isolate and practice social distancing

March 20, 2020

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says right now is the time for Islanders to get it right by self-isolating and social distancing. Prince Edward Island has two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. There have been 240 tests conducted, of which 167 are negative and 71 are still pending. Dr. Morrison shared additional details...

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Prince Edward Island policing amid COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Islanders, Canadians and people around the world are addressing their individual roles to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The Prince Edward Island police agencies, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington Police Services, as well as the University of Prince Edward Island’s security services, would like to...

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Province announces more financial support for Islanders

March 18, 2020

To ensure that no Islander is left behind due to the impact of COVID-19, the Province of Prince Edward Island today announced additional financial benefits to support small businesses, the self-employed and employees. “Our economy runs through the hard work and perseverance of Islanders,” said Premier Dennis King. “We need to ensure they can...

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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

March 18, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

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Province announces initial supports for Island’s most vulnerable

March 17, 2020

Premier King today announced initial investments to support the Island’s most vulnerable. “This is an unprecedented time in our province which calls for an immediate response. We recognize that Islanders are being impacted greatly by COVID-19 and the measures in place to mitigate the virus. We have to ensure that they are supported during this...

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Chief Public Health Officer urges Islanders to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says the best way for Islanders to come together is to stay apart, in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Morrison continues to strongly urge Islanders to stay home and consider whether leaving the house is essential. Those who are self-isolating should stay home...

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Premier announces initial financial support, declares public health emergency

March 16, 2020

Premier Dennis King today announced an initial $25 million Emergency Contingency Fund to support Island workers, including the self-employed, and small businesses who are affected by COVID-19. “We know the decisions that we are making today as Cabinet and as a government are significant; however, we are making them with the best interests,...

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cent News Chief Public Health Officer provides update on COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, is asking all Islanders, businesses and community organizations, to closely look at what activities are essential and non-essential in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. She reiterated that for those self-isolating, they should do so at home.

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Province announces COVID-19 related closures

March 15, 2020

Effective March 17, 2020, all public licensed child care centres will be closed until further notice and all public schools will be closed for two weeks following March Break (March 23 to April 3) and will be reassessed.

“School and licensed child care centre closures will assist in our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep all Islanders, especially our most vulnerable citizens, safe,” said Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison. “This is a rapidly evolving situation and we continue to make decisions in the public interest as new information becomes available.”

Additional measures include the immediate closure of Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale, and all provincially run visitor information centres.

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New provincial measures regarding COVID-19 announced

March 15, 2020

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, today announced additional provincial measures to protect the health and safety of Islanders as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. Effective today, all public and private long-term care and community care facilities will be restricting visitors. ...

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Travel Notice

March 14, 2020

PEI’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison clarified that the recommendation to self-isolate for 2 weeks following out-of-country travel applies to individuals who have returned from travel effective March 8, 2020, onward.

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PEI confirms first positive case of COVID-19

March 14, 2020

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the province, and urges Islanders to follow recommendations to limit the potential number of cases and spread of the virus. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is a woman in her fifties living in Queens County...

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Government of Canada announces intention to defer the start of cruise ship season

March 13, 2020

As a response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada will defer the start of the cruise ship season in Canada, from April 2, 2020, to July 1, 2020, at the earliest. This deferral will apply to cruise ships capable of carrying more than 500 passengers and crew members.

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New COVID-19 recommendations for Islanders

March 13, 2020

While there are still no cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, the Chief Public Health Office is issuing new recommendations in efforts to limit the potential number of cases and spread of COVID-19.

Recommendations include:

- Any Islanders who have travelled outside of Canada (whether experiencing symptoms or not) are required to self-isolate for 14 days following their return. This includes teachers, students and health care workers.
- Cancel all non-essential travel outside of country.
- Reconsider attending social gatherings where a 2-meter distance is not possible, especially if the elderly or immune-compromised people are present.

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School-planned trips abroad cancelled

March 10, 2020

With the safety of students and staff in mind, school-planned travel abroad during the month of March is being cancelled. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving daily, the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning has been reviewing the situation with education authorities and considering impacts to student travel.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel update

March 9, 2020

For the most up-to-date information please visit, www.princeedwardisland.ca/covid19. The Chief Public Health Office is advising Islanders travelling outside of Canada to take precautions and closely monitor their health for 14 days after returning home.

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