28 April 2020 – Province outlines plans to ease public health restrictions

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: PEI
Lead People/Agency: Premier Dennis King and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison

Overview: Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison outlined the province’s safe, measured plan to ease public health restrictions related to COVID-19 for Islanders. The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Progression will be gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information from PEI’s Chief Public Health Office.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-outlines-plans-renew-pei-together

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Decisions during each phase will be based on public health evidence and continuous monitoring. If there are concerns about progressing into a next phase, progress will be slowed, halted or even reversed to continue to protect the health and safety of Islanders.