Prince Edward Island update on COVID-19: Province outlines "circuit breaker" measures – Dec. 6, 2020
In Charlottetown, Dr. Heather Morrison, the chief public health officer of Prince Edward Island, and Dennis King, the premier of P.E.I., provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They announce “circuit breaker” measures for a two-week period in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Tighter restrictions will be in effect from December 7 until December 21. Private gatherings are not permitted, and there is a maximum of 10 people allowed for public gatherings both indoors or outdoors. Gyms, fitness facilities, museums, libraries, bingo halls and casinos will be closed. There will be no in-room dining allowed at restaurants. P.E.I. is also moving forward with targeted testing and increased enforcement of public-health measures. Four high schools in the Charlottetown area will also move to online learning as of December 8.