Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are legally required to isolate for 5 days after onset of symptoms or positive test regardless of vaccination status and are required to wear a mask for the next five days in indoor public places. Individuals can exit self-isolation after 5 days if they are not experiencing any symptoms or if symptoms are improving and no fever for the last 24 hours. Individuals who are immune compromised must isolate for ten days.
Measures for screening and managing symptoms in schools:
• Exclusion policies are in place for symptomatic students, staff and visitors.
• Students, staff, and visitors should stay home when unwell. If experiencing symptoms of COVID19, they should get tested. Molecular testing is available at various community clinics. Appointments can be made by calling 1-844-975-3303 toll free Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• If students develop symptoms while at school: If they are not wearing a mask, they should be given and wear a medical mask, unless there are safety issues that prevent the person from wearing a mask. Parents or guardians will be notified to come and pick up their child immediately and follow public health advice regarding testing and isolation. If the student is young and requires close contact and care while isolated at school, staff will continue to care for the child until the parent is able to pick up the child. Caregivers will be mindful of hand hygiene and avoid contact with the respiratory secretions of the student. The staff person caring for the child will wear a mask.
Please see the Prince Edward Island COVID-19 Back to School Guidance for K-12 schools.