COVID-19: Interprovincial Work – How Does PEI’s Public Health Order Impact You?

On March 21, 2020, PEI issues a Public Health Order that may impact the operations of some of our members doing interprovincial work. Some relevant information has been included below, but it is not meant to be an exhaustive list. To read the full Public Health order, please click here.

  • Construction workers coming into PEI should be coming in for essential construction projects only. (These workers are considered exempt from self-isolation requirements),
  • However, when not at work, they must follow the self-isolation protocol,
  • It is important that those workers self-monitor for symptoms such as a new cough, fever and difficulty breathing,
  • The project foreman should also be reviewing their employee illness protocols and enhancing the cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces around the construction site and workplace vehicles. 

Regardless of exemptions, while some construction projects are considered essential, the advice shared around the country is to practice social distancing, proper hygiene and frequent handwashing, no matter who you are or where you live. Work should only continue while it is safe and reasonable to do so.