Prime Minister Dennis King said last week that a plan is ahead. He and Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer, will present the plan at 11:30 a.m. You can watch the information session live here or on the CBC PEI Facebook page.
Although the province is relatively open compared to the rest of Canada, its residents still live under severe public health restrictions.
Private gatherings are limited to 10 people beyond those who live in your household, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces, restaurant capacities are limited, mass gatherings are prohibited without an operational plan, and gatherings over 50 people require prior approval.
Additionally, non-residents of Prince Edward Island require special permission to visit. Anyone arriving on the island must self-quarantine for two weeks to make sure that if they caught the virus while traveling, it does not spread.
The number of cases is still high across Canada, but has been declining recently. It is hoped that as more and more Canadians are vaccinated, the number of cases will begin to decline even more quickly. Currently, just over half of Canadians have been vaccinated.
Prince Edward Island is one of many provinces to release plans to reopen this week.