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COVID-19 Public Schools Branch Update

COVID-19 PSB Update

Every effort will be made to ensure our public schools are safe and that learning will resume after the March Break. As per the Chief Public Health Officer’s comments, circumstances are changing quickly. Please watch for further updates and review the latest online information about COVID-19, including recommendations from the Chief Public Health Office:

New COVID-19 recommendations for Islanders

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Published Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 | View More

New COVID-19 recommendations for Islanders

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: 

PEI COVID-19 information line

PEI COVID-19 information line now live

Islanders with questions about COVID-19 can now call PEI’s toll-free information line at 1-800-958-6400.

The information line is taking messages 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and Islanders who leave messages will receive a call back within 24 hours from the Chief Public Health Office. 

Islanders experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) within 14 days after international travel should call 8-1-1 to be screened and, if necessary, directed for testing.

Those requiring immediate medical attention should call 9-1-1.  

For answers to general questions about COVID-19 or travel, visit Advisory - Coronavirus Infection  


Information for Families Travelling During March Break Regarding Novel Coronavirus

The Public Schools Branch released the following information regarding Novel Coronavirus.

Information for Families Travelling During the March Break Regarding Novel Coronavirus

We are posting this letter on behalf of the Chief Public Health Office, which contains important information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for families who may be travelling during the March Break. 
Please click on the link below:

March Break Travel: Important Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Food for thought at Island schools


The P.E.I. Home and School Federation is quite excited about 2020, in particular about the news that school food projects will be launched in several Island schools.


Two delivery models will be tested in the new year to determine how the provincial program will operate. They will be evaluated over the coming months to determine the best way to expand the program. 



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