P.E.I.’s mandatory COVID-19 isolation requirements to end Dec. 1 – CBC

At midnight Wednesday, P.E.I. will be the last province in Canada to lift its COVID-19 isolation requirements

Nov 30, 2022

Prince Edward Island’s isolation requirements that have been in place since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic are ending.

“It’s a very different disease than it was three years ago, and at some point, society moves on,” said Health P.E.I. CEO Dr. Michael Gardam. “The only way we’re going to backtrack is if a new variant comes out that is really scary. But right now, we’re not seeing evidence of that.”

Currently, Islanders who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least five days, or 10 if they are immunocompromised.

That number has changed quite a bit over the course of the past few years. From the start of the pandemic until summer 2021, Islanders were required to isolate for 14 days if they tested positive for COVID-19. Then between July 3, 2021, and Jan. 7, 2022, it was 10 days, and finally up until Sept. 8 of this year, the requirement was seven days.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/covid-isolation-ending-dec-1-1.6669925

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