COVID-19 Update: PEI Reinstates Mask Mandate

Masking required in indoor public spaces starting Friday, September 17.
September 16, 2021

Following a COVID-19 outbreak in a Charlottetown school, Prince Edward Island is reinstating the province’s mask mandate starting at 8 am on Friday, September 17. Individuals must wear a mask in indoor public spaces. These public spaces include:

  • Restaurants, except when a customer is eating or drinking
  • Arts, sports and recreation facilities except when exercising
  • Stores and retail businesses
  • Personal services and salons
  • Workplaces that are open to the public
  • Places of worship
  • Government buildings
  • Public transit and taxis

Exemptions are allowed for children under two years old and people who have valid medical reasons such as active breathing problems or difficulty removing a mask without assistance.

The province is also working on a vaccine passport system that is expected to be ready in early October. The system will be similar to the vaccine passport system in Nova Scotia.

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety (CIFS) monitors changes COVID-19 health restrictions as they occur across Canada and will continue to provide updates as they develop.