Open and shut: Easter closures include COVID-19 sites, schools, offices, stores

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Most offices on P.E.I. are closed on Good Friday, and many are shut on Monday, April 5 as well.  (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press - image credit)
Most offices on P.E.I. are closed on Good Friday, and many are shut on Monday, April 5 as well. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press - image credit)

The Easter long weekend is bringing changes to COVID-19 testing site and vaccine clinic hours on Prince Edward Island.

They are as follows:

  • Friday, April 2: Testing sites and vaccination clinics across the province are closed, and the vaccine appointment phone lines will not be staffed.

  • Saturday: Regular hours for testing sites at Slemon Park in Summerside and Park Street in Charlottetown. Regular hours for vaccination clinics and vaccine appointment phone lines.

  • Sunday: Regular hours for testing sites at Slemon Park in Summerside and Park Street in Charlottetown.

  • Monday: Testing sites in O'Leary and Montague are closed. Regular hours for all other testing sites, as well as for vaccination clinics and vaccine appointment phone lines.

Outside the COVID-19 world, the long weekend brings many closures over the next four days.

Here is a list of what's open and closed for Good Friday and for Easter Sunday and Monday, for some of the Island's main businesses and public services.

  • Schools are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

  • Federal, provincial and municipal government offices, as well as the offices of utilities such as Maritime Electric, are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

  • Malls, stand-alone retailers and grocery stores will be closed Good Friday but will have regular hours Saturday. Many retailers normally open on Sundays will be closed for Easter Sunday; call ahead to check if you are unsure.

  • P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission and P.E.I. Cannabis stores are closed Friday but open Saturday.

  • Restaurants may choose to be open; you should call ahead to verify.

  • Island Waste Management will not be collecting garbage. Garbage normally collected on Friday has been moved to Saturday.

  • T3 Transit and County Line Express will not be operating Good Friday. T3 Transit will not be operating on Sunday, either, but will operate on its regular schedule Saturday and Monday.

  • P.E.I. Public Libraries are closed Good Friday.

  • Canada Post will not be delivering mail and post offices will be closed on Friday and Monday.

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