16 April 2020 – State of public health emergency renewed

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Premier Dennis King

Overview: Premier Dennis King extended the state of public health emergency initially declared under the Public Health Act on March 16 for an additional 30 days to ensure Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer continues to have the necessary authority to lead the province’s ongoing public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/prince-edward-island-declares-state-emergency

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: To further enhance and support existing efforts to protect the health, safety and welfare of Islanders, the province has today declared a state of emergency and renewed the state of public health emergency.