P.E.I. Introduces Another Circuit Breaker to Slow COVID-19 Spread

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P.E.I. Introduces Another Circuit Breaker to Slow COVID-19 Spread

In Charlottetown, Dr. Heather Morrison, the chief public health officer of Prince Edward Island, and Dennis King, the premier of P.E.I., provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They announce that another province-wide circuit breaker is being introduced as a result of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and an unidentified source of an outbreak in Summerside. Health officials are investigating the source of the cluster and there are concerns of possible community spread. The measures will be in effect for a two-week period, effective Sunday, February 28 at 8am AT until Sunday, March 14. P.E.I. had previously introduced circuit-breaker measures on December 6, 2020, and lifted them a few days ahead of schedule on December 18. The province is also expanding its testing strategy as of February 28. All young people between the ages of 14 and 29 in the Summerside had been urged to get tested for COVID-19 the weekend of February 27-28, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus. (February 27, 2021)