Prince Edward Island lifts COVID-19 mask mandate for most public indoor places

Masks are no longer required in most indoor public places in Prince Edward Island.

Chief medical officer of health, Dr. Heather Morrison, says she still strongly recommends that residents keep masking, especially in places where physical distancing can't be maintained.

Masking is still required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, long-term care homes and public transit.

School staff and students must also continue masking when they are on school buses and when not seated in class.

Morrison says fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for seven days and unvaccinated residents must isolate for 10 days.

About 98 per cent of Islanders 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2022.