P.E.I. renews COVID-19 self-isolation requirements – CBC

‘We are seeing a surge in cases on Prince Edward Island’

Jul 14, 2022

A legal requirement Prince Edward Islanders to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19, due to possibly be lifted Thursday, has been extended indefinitely.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are legally required to isolate for seven days (after onset of symptoms or positive test) regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who are immunocompromised must isolate for 10 days.

The province had announced a possible end the self-isolation requirement on June 30, but on that day announced a two week extension. Thursday’s announcement did not include a new date for when the requirement to quarantine might end.

Also included in the indefinite extension is a requirement to mask in high-risk areas, such as hospitals and community care homes.

“Keeping the legal order for isolation and masks in high risk settings will help to curb the transmission of COVID-19 while we are seeing a surge in cases on Prince Edward Island,” said acting chief public health officer Dr. Eilish Cleary in a news release.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-isolation-requirements-1.6520286

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