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Schools on P.E.I. will stay shut, constraints expanded till Jan. 17


Key takeaways: 

  • Students will be needed to wear masks when in-school education continues.
  •  Compass to concern the region’s conclusion to expand school shutdowns and transient COVID-19 steps to at least Jan. 17. 

Schools in PEI will remain closed until Jan 17: 

Schools on P.E.I. will not reopen till at least Jan. 17, Premier Dennis King stated during a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday.

As well, rules put in position before Christmas that were anticipated to end on Jan. 8 have been expanded to Jan. 17.

Dr Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, declared 198 new positive cases of COVID-19 on the Island, getting the whole number of active cases to 1,159.

Also read: P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation requests school shutdowns to be continued till Jan. 17

Schools in PEI to be remain closed due to the rising cases in the region

“This is sad, but it’s important to remind ourselves that we are doing quite well. We have managed this well,” she stated. Source –

Morrison stated she can’t expect when the fourth wave of COVID-19 will terminate and is forced to take a “steady and cautious” course. As a consequence, students will start the year with online learning and will be needed to wear masks when in-school education continues. Source –

Previous to returning to class, all students and team will be needed to have two negative tests 48 hours apart, Morrison stated. Principals will be providing advice on the testing to parents in the future days.

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