19 Mar

NOTICE: New work restrictions for staff, councillors returning from travel

The municipality is strongly urging Prince Edward County residents who are returning from travel to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a demonstration of leadership, the municipality is going beyond the previously announced requirement that staff and councillors self-isolate for 14 days after returning from travel outside of Canada and to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Under the new rules, staff and councillors will also not be allowed to return to work for 14 days and advised to self-isolate if: 

• They are living with someone who returned from international travel or they have returned from domestic travel that took them through one of the four airports accepting international flights, as identified by the federal government -- Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Vancouver International Airport, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, or Calgary International Airport.

• They picked up/drove home someone returning from international travel or domestic travel whose journey took them through one of the four airports.

The municipality encourages all County residents in any of the above situations to follow the self-isolation guidelines provided by HPEPH and Public Health Ontario:

• Stay home and do not go to public spaces or use public transit

• Only have visitors in your home who you must see and keep visits short

• Avoid contact with others and stay in a separate room away from other people in your home as much as possible

• Keep a distance of at least 2 metres between you and other people

• Cover your coughs and sneezes

• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and use hand sanitizer

Up to date information on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on the County website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19