17 March 2020 – Closure of child care centres and all public schools

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison

Overview: Effective March 17, 2020, all public licensed child care centres and all public schools will be closed for two weeks following March Break (March 23 to April 3)
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-announces-covid-19-related-closures

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The first positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in PEI on March 14, 2020.