LATEST INFORMATION – 30 MAY 2020
PROVINCIAL – News Release:
Island children and families will have more access to child care and in-school services when public health measures are further lifted on Monday, June 1.
Updated public health guidelines will come into effect June 1 to allow for the expansion of child care, for example:
the cap of 20 people per licensed child care centre will be removed;
the maximum number permitted in a pre-school group will increase from 5 to 8,
and -the number of children in a school-aged group will increase from 5 to 15;
Infants can return to centers.
The easing of restrictions in Phase 3 will also mean that more services can be offered in schools
Prince Edward Island will move to further relax restrictions within the province as phase 3 begins on June 1.
Phase 3 highlights include:
Gatherings – no more than 15 people indoor and 20 people outdoor may gather
while maintaining physical distancing with individuals who are not part of one’s
Long Term Care visitation – Visits will be permitted in outdoor areas at Long Term
Care facilities with a maximum of two designated visitors per resident.
Restaurants – Indoor dining will be permitted with a maximum seating capacity of
50 patrons. There is no set seating capacity for outdoor dining areas. Physical
distancing must be maintained between patrons at different tables as well as for
patrons at the bar or in waiting areas and applies to both indoor and outdoor
Recreational Activities – adhering to current gathering numbers (maximum of 15
indoor and 20 outdoor) organized recreational activities and team sports may
operate. Modifications may be necessary based on the level of physical contact. Full
contact sports like wresting or rugby would require extensive modification/practice
options at this time.
Gyms, libraries, personal services, day camps, campgrounds and other public
facilities will also be permitted to re-open. Visitation is also being permitted for
compassionate and palliative care
On June 1, seasonal residents may apply to visit Prince Edward Island this
summer, which will require a self-isolation plan.
LATEST INFORMATIO – 29 May 2020
Service Canada Information Documents…e.g. CERB, OAS, CPP, CESB…etc
LATEST INFORMATION – 27 MAY 2020
Parks Canada – announced opening of parks with restrictions
From Government of Canada
Announced applications are now being accepted for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. Over the course of the program, property owners will reduce rent by at least 75% for the months of April and May (retroactive), and June, for their small business tenants. CECRA will cover 50% of the rent, with the tenant paying up to 25% and the property owner forgiving at least 25%.
The PM announced the government will be moving forward on discussions on 10 days of paid sick leave with all Premiers. With paid sick leave, individuals would be able to stay home without economic impact should they develop COVID-19 like symptoms.
Announced that the Government of Canada will support the launch of a four-week hotline service called the Business Resilience Service. Toll-free number is 1-866-989-1080.
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced an investment of up to $9.2 million to enhance the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) and fund up to 700 new positions for youth in the agriculture industry. This additional funding will help the agriculture industry attract Canadian youth, ages 15 to 30, to their organizations to assist with labor shortages brought on by the pandemic. The YESP will provide agriculture employers up to 50% of the cost of hiring a Canadian youth up to $14,000. Indigenous applicants and those applicants hiring a youth facing barriers are eligible for funding of up to 80% of their costs
LATEST INFORMATION – 21 MAY 2020
Four step plan to Renew PEI Together: www.princeedwardisland.ca/renewpei
HPEI – Reported in May 21 – new update
Joint Response Team and Executive Leadership Team approved changes to the visitor restriction protocol with Health PEI. Updated protocols include:
- Up to two designated visitors will be allowed for patients in Palliative Care, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetrics and Pediatric Care
- Increased the number of designated visitors for patients who are at the end of their life. Two visitors are permitted per day. Those patients can also now name up to 6 people who can rotate visits on a daily basis.
- Visitor restrictions in Long-term care remain unchanged at this time.
- Visitor restrictions will be reviewed at a minimum of every 30 days, or sooner if changes are required.Virtual Care Rollout expanded to Home Care and Long-Term Care, Public Health Nursing and Primary Care – enrolment in progress.Surge planning continues within Home Based Care, Hospital Based Care, Community Based Care and Laboratory Services.Backorders currently being monitored.
Justice & Public Safety – Reported in May 21 – New Update
Court Services will be resuming operations effective June 01. Planning has taken place for physical distancing and other safety measures within the Court buildings.
GOC Daily COVID-19 Situation Report
The Prime Minister announced that application documents and updated criteria for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses are now available, and that the program will be opened for applications beginning on 25 May. This program will provide forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners, who in turn will give a rent reduction of at least 75% for April and May (retroactive), and June, to their small business tenants.
Announced the opening of the application process for the government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF). The program will support Canada’s largest employers, whose needs during the pandemic are not being met through conventional financing. LEEFF will help successful applicants keep their operations going. This support will not be used to resolve insolvencies or restructure firms, nor will it provide financing to companies that otherwise have the capacity to manage through the crisis. The funding will allow Canada’s largest businesses and their suppliers to remain active during the pandemic.
The World Health Assembly approved a resolution on 19 May calling for an independent inquiry into the pandemic and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) role in responding to it the resolution, introduced by the European Union and supported by 100 countries, was approved with no objections.
The new provincial Case Team Program is an opportunity for post-secondary students to work with government, businesses and non-profit organizations to help address challenges they are currently facing.
LATEST INFORMATION – 5 May 2020
211 Prince Edward Island – The Island Connector:
Helping Islanders find the right door the first time
Find Social, Health and Government Services.
LATEST INFORMATION – 2 May 2020
COVID-19 – Restrictions Direction – 2 May 2020
LATEST INFORMATION – 19 April 2020
Travel to PEI
At a minimum 36 hours of advance notice prior to travel, requests should be made by email email@example.com or by phone (902) 894-0385. This process will complement current border controls and screenings in place in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Examples of questions asked prior to travel: Name (s) of travelers, start date of travel, date and time of arrival at border control point (if driving estimate), vehicle make and model, vehicle license plate (if applicable), flight number (if applicable), purpose of travel (with details)
Northumberland Ferries advise they are delaying the start the Wood Islands/Caribou ferry service 2020 operating season. Commencement date will be subject to ongoing review but will be no earlier than June 1, 2020. https://www.ferries.ca/ns-pei-ferry/
1. Draft Records Retention Bylaw 2020-02
first reading completed at 13 Feb 2020 Public Meeting
Second reading will be at next Public Meeting – TBD
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Mayor: LeRoy Hiltz
Chief Administration Officer: Dave Pizio
Office Location: 260 Hardy Road
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