COVID-19 vaccination rates by school, as of February 6, 2022

Immunization continues to be an important health measure for individuals and the overall school population. A high level of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the school population minimizes the risk for vulnerable staff, students and family members, and is important for reducing the risk of school disruption due to case and contact management.

The Chief Public Health Office has provided​​ a report of COVID-19 student vaccination rates by school, as of February 6, 2022. It can be downloaded here: COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage (by school, February 6, 2022) (PDF)

Additional clinics for children 5-11 years old are being added regularly across the province. Parents are encouraged to get their child vaccinated as soon as possible.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and to book appointments, please visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVIDforKids or call the COVID-19 Clinic booking line toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.

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Notification process for potential COVID-19 exposures and close contacts

Updated on February 2, 2022

In consultation with the Chief Public Health Office, we have updated the PSB’s COVID-19 case management process for notifying potential exposures and close contacts in a PSB school or bus, as follows.

Exposures
Exposure notifications will be shared on the PSB website’s Potential COVID-19 School Exposures web page. Individual notices regarding exposures will not be sent to parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are encouraged to regularly check the PSB website for updated potential exposure sites. Potential exposures will be listed by school and bus, along with possible exposure dates.

Symptom screening and testing are key tools in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our schools. Parents/guardians should continue to monitor their child for symptoms of COVID-19. If feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, they should stay home and access testing at a drop-in testing clinic at the earliest opportunity.

Students should also continue to follow the at-home testing schedule, using the rapid antigen tests, on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. If the at-home test is positive, the student should go for testing at a testing clinic.

Close contacts
Public Health Nursing and schools will assist positive cases 12 years of age and under in identifying close contacts. The PSB will then send close contacts a notification by email and/or voice message regarding isolation and testing requirements.

For positive cases 13 years of age and older, the PSB will provide a notification that they can share with their close contacts.

Positive cases
All positive cases confirmed at a testing clinic (students and staff) are asked to notify the school of the absence and contact the Education Reporting Line at 1-833-308-0286 or psblearning@edu.pe.ca for further direction.

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our schools relies on all of us to do our part.

We have public health measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our schools. For more information, visit COVID-19 and Back to School.

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COVID-19 vaccination rates by school, as of January 12, 2022

Immunization continues to be an important health measure for individuals and the overall school population. A high level of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the school population minimizes the risk for vulnerable staff, students and family members, and is important for reducing the risk of school disruption due to case and contact management.

For PEI overall, the first dose vaccine uptake for children ages 5 to 11 is 64 percent, and the rate of fully vaccinated children ages 12 to 19 is 85 percent. Updated numbers are shared regularly on the Government of PEI website.

The Chief Public Health Office has provided​​ a report of COVID-19 student vaccination rates by school, as of January 12, 2022. It can be downloaded here: COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage (by school) (PDF)

Additional clinics for children 5-11 years old are being added regularly across the province. Parents are encouraged to get their child vaccinated as soon as possible.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and to book appointments, please visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/COVIDforKids or call the COVID-19 Clinic booking line toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.

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Return to in-person learning on January 31, 2022

We are excited to welcome students back to in-person learning on January 31!

Please note that high school students, who would typically be in exams next week, will return on Thursday, February 3. Remote supports will be available on Monday and Tuesday for students finalizing assignments.

With the return to schools, we will be following the updated Back-to-School Guidelines issued by CPHO. All of our schools have updated their operational protocols with the new changes.
Parents will receive an email with further details and we encourage you to review our COVID-19 and Back to School resource page. The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning has also posted frequently asked questions on their website.

Over the next few weeks, we know that there is a possibility of temporary school closures due to the impact of COVID-19. We hope this will not be the case and have developed a number of contingency plans to reduce the likelihood. If a closure is necessary, we will notify parents/guardians as soon as possible.

We recognize that this is an exceptionally challenging time and thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

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