The person is in their 30s and has recently traveled outside of Atlantic Canada, the statement said. The person has tested positive in routine testing and is self-isolating. Contact tracing is in progress. The statement also listed three sites linked to the new case where islanders may have been exposed to the virus.
- Pilot House Restaurant in Charlottetown on Monday, May 3, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (look for a tryout on Saturday, May 8).
- Montana’s Restaurant in Charlottetown on Thursday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (look for a trial run on Sunday, May 9).
- Home Hardware at 115 St. Peters Road in Charlottetown on Thursday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Officials are asking anyone who was in Pilot House or Montana during these times to get tested on the date listed above. If someone who has visited either place is symptomatic, they should self-isolate until a negative result is received.
Test dates are based on the time between when you are potentially exposed to a case of COVID-19 and when a test detects any viral material in your body.
Anyone who was at Home Hardware at the stated times Thursday does not need to be tested, officials said, but should watch for symptoms closely. If there is, people should visit a testing site and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
In an email to CBC News on Friday, the Chief Public Health Office said warnings issued about sites in such cases “are based on a risk assessment conducted by CPHA taking into account the type of exposure, duration of exposure and other precautions at the place of exposure. ”
“If the risk of exposure is considered low, people are urged to watch for symptoms for the next 14 days and get tested if symptoms develop,” the email said. “If the risk of exposure is considered higher, people who were in public space at specific times are urged to proactively seek tests. “
Prince Edward Island currently has 10 active cases of COVID-19. The province has recorded 186 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and / or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsened fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.