Testing available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Prince Edward Island has opened a new COVID-19 coronavirus testing site dedicated to residents of the province who are essential services workers.
The site was established near the Confederation Bridge in Borden and is open to all essential workers, including truckers and healthcare workers. Any essential worker from the province who is returning to Prince Edward Island after travelling outside the Atlantic bubble due to their work will be able to drop-in to the testing site to be swabbed for COVID-19.
Testing is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, starting today.
Essential workers will be given direction on how to access the service as soon as they cross the bridge and are screened.
Essential workers who arrive outside the testing centre hours can also be tested at the Eastlink Centre testing site in Charlottetown or at the Slemon Park site in Summerside by appointment. To schedule appointments, essential workers must call 1-855-354-4358 and choose option 2.
On Sunday, Dr. Heather Morrison, chief public health officer, confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in the province. The case is a female in her 80s from Queens County. She is at home and is self-isolating.
As of July 9, P.E.I. had 33 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 27 of them have recovered. The province has conducted 13,730 negative COVID-19 tests while 71 persons are currently under investigation, pending the results of their tests.
On July 3, residents of P.E.I. joined residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador in an Atlantic travel bubble. The province has also announced a plan to get students and staff back to school in September.
Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Yukon have also announced plans to open schools for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia allowed teachers to return to schools on June 1.