Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

COVID-19: Workplace Health and Safety Information

On March 16, 2020 Prince Edward Island (PEI) declared a state of public health emergency to support the province's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As part of this declaration, school closures, daycares and non-essential business were closed. On April 16, 2020 a provincial state of emergency was issued to further enhance and support existing efforts to protect the health and safety of Islanders.

On April 28, 2020 PEI introduced a four phase progressive plan titled Renew PEI, Together. This phased approach gradually relaxed COVID-19 public health restrictions and required a concerted and cautious effort by all Islanders.

On October 1, 2020, PEI introduced a new way of living with COVID-19 through the Going Forward in PEI: The New Normal plan. As part of this plan, the Chief Public Health Office has developed a COVID-19 Alert Level System. There are three levels of alerts that will be in place until the spread of COVID-19 is broadly contained and a vaccine and/or effective treatment is available. The three alert levels are presented by different colors: New Normal (Green), Caution (Yellow) and Restricted (Red). The goal is to remain in the New Normal (green), and the Chief Public Health Office will continue to monitor the situation to ensure Islanders continue to stay safe and healthy.

All services, businesses, and organizations must modify their operation in light of COVID-19 and are required to create operational plans (COVID-19 Operational Plan Template) demonstrating how they will reduce risk. This will facilitate continuous monitoring and ensure adequate preventive measures are in place.

PEI Public Health - COVID-19 Alert Level System Table