Prince Edward Island update on COVID-19: circuit-breaker measures easing – December 17, 2020
In Charlottetown, Dennis King, the premier of Prince Edward Island, and Dr. Heather Morrison, the chief public health officer of P.E.I., provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They announce that the province is easing its “circuit-breaker” restrictions on December 18, three days ahead of schedule. Restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 went into effect on December 7. New looser measures will be in place from December 18 to January 11. They include allowing up to 10 additional people outside of a household for personal gatherings; re-opening gyms, museums, libraries, and retail stores at 50 per cent capacity; and resuming indoor dining at restaurants.