COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What you need to know this weekend

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People CBC spoke with at Three Oaks High School on Saturday said the wait time to get tested for COVID-19 was about five to 10 minutes. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC - image credit)
People CBC spoke with at Three Oaks High School on Saturday said the wait time to get tested for COVID-19 was about five to 10 minutes. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC - image credit)

P.E.I. has had 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the past four days.

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, will give an briefing Saturday at 4:45 p.m. to update Islanders further. In the meantime, here is what you need to know.

Summerside

Everyone from age 14 to 29 in the Summerside area should get tested immediately for COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside will be open for testing throughout the weekend for people without symptoms. Those aged 14 to 21 can get tested at the school anytime Saturday, regardless of birth date.

People 22 to 29 years old can go Sunday — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those born Jan. 1 to June 30, and 2-8 p.m. for those born July 1 to Dec. 31.

The Chief Public Health Office said those in the 14-29 age group do not have to self-isolate until tests come back. That is as long as they do not have symptoms and have not been at one of the potential exposure locations listed.

Anyone with symptoms should immediately go for testing at Slemon Park, which is open Saturday until 4 p.m.

There are three public exposure sites in Summerside.

Iron Haven Gym at the County Fair Mall potential expose times:

  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.

Breakfast Spot potential exposure time:

  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Domino's Pizza potential exposure times:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m.-11 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, Callbeck's Home Hardware in Summerside announced in a Facebook post it was closing until further notice after a COVID-19 case was linked to the store.

As well, the Pita Pit posted that it would be closing its Charlottetown and Summerside stores until staff can be tested and the stores cleaned thoroughly.

Charlottetown

Taste of India restaurant on Kent Street in Charlottetown is listed as a potental COVID-19 exposure site.
Taste of India restaurant on Kent Street in Charlottetown is listed as a potental COVID-19 exposure site.

In Charlottetown, two exposure sites have been identified.

Taste of India restaurant on Kent Street possible exposure times:

Saturday, Feb. 20 between 4 and 10 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 21, between 4 and 9 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 22, between 3 and 9 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Toys R Us on Buchanan Drive potential exposure times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Charlottetown testing clinic on Park Street is open until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. People CBC spoke with say the wait time is about five to 10 minutes.
The Charlottetown testing clinic on Park Street is open until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. People CBC spoke with say the wait time is about five to 10 minutes.

No extra testing clinics have been added in Charlottetown. The testing clinic in Park Street in Charlottetown is open Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

P.E.I. has had 120 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with seven active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.

  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.

  • Sore throat.

  • New or worsening fatigue.

  • Headache.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Runny nose.