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COVID-19 in P.E.I: Five new cases reported amid Charlottetown school closures – September 13, 2021

COVID-19 in P.E.I: Five new cases reported amid Charlottetown school closures – September 13, 2021



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 COVID-19 situation in the province. P.E.I. is reporting five new COVID-19 cases, three of which are linked to the school outbreak in Charlottetown. During an unscheduled weekend briefing on September 12, officials announced West Royalty Elementary School would be closed for at least a week due to an outbreak, and that the majority of other schools in the area would be closed for 72 hours until September 16. Extracurricular activities for students under the age of 19 in the area have also been suspended for three days. This is the province’s first COVID-19 outbreak in a school setting.