P.E.I. government announces COVID-19 support and measures

Domain: Care, Economy
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Prince Edward Island
Tags:Communities, Public Health, COVID-19

The P.E.I. government announces measures to support individuals, families, communities and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 2020 

  • Visitors to all public and private long-term care and community care facilities restricted, among other provincial measures announced. Read more
  • Initial $25 million Emergency Contingency Fund announced, public health emergency declared. Read more 
  • Funding announced to support the province’s most vulnerable, including those experiencing homelessness, food insecurity and more. Read more
  • $27 billion in direct support for people and businesses. Read more
  • Supports for early learning centres, learning opportunities for Island students and financial relief for post-secondary provincial loans. Read more
  • $1 million Temporary Rental Assistance Benefit to assist Island households that are currently renting and have seen an unexpected loss of income due to COVID-19. Read more

April 2020

  • State of emergency declared. Read more
  • Launch of the COVID-19 Income Support Program, which provides a one-time, taxable payment of $750. Read more
  • Moratorium on evictions. Read more
  • Launch of the COVID-19 Special Situations Fund, which provides up to $1,000 to Islanders who have experienced urgent income loss and may not qualify for existing support programs. Read more
  • Tax relief for Island property owners. Read more
  • Establishment of a Special Cabinet Committee on Family Violence Prevention to ensure parents, children, and individuals at risk of family violence have the proper resources available. Read more
  • Enhanced employment and economic opportunities for Island students. Read more
  • Release of Renew PEI, Together outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to the reopening of businesses, services and public spaces. Read more
  • P.E.I. outlines plans for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year. Read more

May 2020

  • New initiative connects Islanders with agriculture employment opportunities. Read more
  • $16.7 million COVID-19 Incentive to Support Essential Workers will temporarily top up wages. Read more
  • Introduction of the Co-parenting Action Team (CAT), an interdepartmental program that will offer personalized co-parenting supports. Read more
  • P.E.I. outlines plans for child care. Read more
  • Expansion to education and child care services. Read more

No updates for June and July 2020

August 2020

  • Beginning September 1, all early learning and child care centres across the Island will begin operating at full capacity. Read more
  • Public schools across the province will return to full-time in-class learning. Read more

September 2020

  • New funding for Island businesses to support employees working from home. Read more

October 2020 

  • Temporary increased funding to eight programs to support PEI businesses impacted by COVID-19Read more  

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