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Heather Morrison told : "We're one of the most densely populated provinces in the country — and in the summer, we typically have such large volumes of people coming for a short period of time," External link

CBC Friday, June 11, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We've reported between one and 16 cases in P.E.I. for the last 15 consecutive weeks - on average, about six new cases a week," "70 per cent of our cases are travel related, and 70 per cent of our cases involve people less than 39 years of age" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know that transmission of COVID-19 is decreased when individuals are vaccinated. Immunized people are less likely to get seriously ill and require hospitalization, including intensive care," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We've reported between one and 16 cases in P.E.I. for the last 15 consecutive weeks - on average, about six new cases a week," "70 per cent of our cases are travel related, and 70 per cent of our cases involve people less than 39 years of age" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those second dose appointments have started to happen in June for many people," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This applies equally to islanders who are leaving or coming back…as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “People travelling from inside Atlantic Canada who are fully, or partially vaccinated, will be required to test, but will not need to self-isolate,” “This applies equally to Islanders who are leaving and coming back to P.E.I. from within the region, as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada” External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “There will be breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in people who are immunized, meaning the vaccine provides good protection, but is not 100 per cent,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This applies equally to islanders who are leaving or coming back…as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is important and I think we definitely don't want to see outbreaks in schools. We want to avoid a fourth wave of COVID in this province, in this country, in the fall," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "We've had a total of six cases really related to that outbreak at the daycare, they are all adults and close contacts of the daycare worker. So we've had results back from the children at the daycare, their second tests, and they have all come back negative this morning," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Public health nursing staff have been working on plans to administer vaccine to junior high students' grades seven to nine, and they're working with the education system to coordinate consent forms and schedule school visits," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's important that we wait for the best advice coming and the best direction we get nationally," "If there's an mRNA vaccine that's recommended for the second dose we'll have that available. If there's AstraZeneca that's recommended as a second dose we'll have that available" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Public health nursing staff have been working on plans to administer vaccine to junior high students' grades seven to nine, and they're working with the education system to coordinate consent forms and schedule school visits," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I don't anticipate us getting to a position where we would be having to have that conversation about mandatory vaccines," External link

CBC Monday, May 17, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "This situation is stressful, inconvenient and disruptive for families," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The source of this case is likely travel-related, from what we understand at this time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "We know this is certainly distressing for parents and families," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The source of this case is likely travel-reated, from what we understand at this time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This registration process will help individuals develop plans that meet our self-isolation requirements," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This registration process will help individuals develop plans that meet our self-isolation requirements," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Almost 70 per cent of our cases of COVID-19 are directly related to travel and we know that being an island we are at great risk of importation of COVID-19," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Here in Atlantic Canada we see how quickly COVID-19 can get out of control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm not surprised to see additional variants," "Each one of these cases reinforces how important it is that people do isolate so that it doesn't spread to other people" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "As importation of COVID-19 remains a concern, Islanders are reminded of the importance of self-isolating upon arrival into the province," "Those travelling in or out of P.E.I. should only do so for essential purposes at this time" External link

CBC Monday, May 3, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those who are under 55, we will be awaiting a decision from NACI," "It will be either to get a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine. Either way there will be enough vaccine for second doses for those 18 to 29 who received AstraZeneca" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "What is happening in Nova Scotia could easily occur in P.E.I.," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are one bad decision away from imposing restrictions that could have a significant impact on the lives of all Islanders and our provincial economy," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "There is good reason to be concerned given the situation around us," "We remain vulnerable in P.E.I. until our vaccine rollout is complete and we've achieved our objective of having 80% of island residents immunized with vaccine" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certain groups have been prioritized to receive their second dose of vaccine as close as possible to one month after their first dose, based on their risk or likelihood of experiencing severe outcomes from the disease," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We continue to make good progress with our vaccine rollout, and our focus is to immunize as many Island residents as possible, as quickly and safely as possible,” External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are some individuals who do not want to self-isolate because they believe they do not have COVID-19, or they will not get COVID-19, or they've not been in an area where COVID-19 is present, and moreover the virus presents no risk to themselves or others," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "To individuals who feel this way, I can assure you that when our office calls people to tell them their test results are positive, they are very surprised," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This is not the time for us to let our guard down," "As a country, we think COVID-19 is going to get worse before it gets better" External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certain groups have been prioritized to receive their second dose of vaccine as close as possible to one month after their first dose, based on their risk or likelihood of experiencing severe outcomes from the disease," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We continue to make good progress with our vaccine rollout, and our focus is to immunize as many Island residents as possible, as quickly and safely as possible,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know the variants are more transmissible,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The family connections stream for seasonal residents is also paused,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "In the last week we've had eight travel related cases. This is higher than we experienced in the post-holiday period and early January," External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given the increase in COVID-19 variant cases, elsewhere in Canada and the Atlantic region, is not surprising to learn that B.1.1.7 is becoming increasingly prevalent in P.E.I.," "We know the variants are more transmissible and can result in more severe illness" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “These measures will give us more time to immunize more Islanders against COVID-19,” External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "I know these measures are not what people want to hear," "We would much rather hear about what we can do to open up our province for the spring, and welcome and visit with family and friends off-island" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know it's a challenge for [students], as it is for everybody," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know it's a challenge for [students], as it is for everybody," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Many families have lost loved ones during the pandemic. COVID-19 has interfered with our usual traditions of mourning and supporting families during their time of loss," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise the premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The regional epidemiologists have been meeting, and I spoke with my Atlantic counterparts last evening, and we discussed the Atlantic bubble. Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise a Premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The regional epidemiologists have been meeting, and I spoke with my Atlantic counterparts last evening, and we discussed the Atlantic bubble. Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise a Premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know people are anxious to be able to dance at weddings, so I do anticipate those numbers increasing," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There may be different restrictions for those who are vaccinated versus those who are not," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We would not want to put changes in place until we have certain levels of vaccine coverage even for one dose, and then other measures may not change until we've had a sufficient high number of people who've had two doses," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's one of the many things we are learning more about," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Thank you to all Islanders who have already been vaccinated and to the many others who have booked appointments. The response from Islanders who are keen to be immunized has been very positive,” “Each person getting immunized benefits the entire province. We are aiming to achieve herd protection by having 80% of our eligible population immunized with two doses of vaccine by the fall” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We are going to see where we are within a week and give the best advice we can to our premiers,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "As I mentioned, we need time to rollout our vaccine plan. There will be enough vaccine for everyone who is eligible and who wants a vaccine," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "One dose of vaccine provides good immunity and protection from illness and hospitalization, however it is only when we get our second dose and achieve a high level of immunization as a province that we will be best protected," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We will achieve herd protection one person at a time, one immunization at a time," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Thank you to all Islanders who have already been vaccinated and to the many others who have booked your appointments," "The response from individuals and groups of Islanders to the opportunity to be immunized has been very positive and thank you all" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison explained : "For instance, if someone wants the AstraZenea vaccine, they may be able to get an earlier appointment by booking at a pharmacy," "Alternatively, they can wait to get an appointment at a public clinic where the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are being administered" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given we have an adequate supply of MRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) to support our vaccine rollout plan, we will monitor and review the evidence before deciding how the AstraZeneca vaccine will be deployed in our province," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "While we are on the home stretch, the next few months will not be easy," "Now, more than ever, we need to be patient, understanding, respectful, and considerate" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When the Atlantic bubble reopens, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to traveling to P.E.I.," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certainly, we are planning to reopen the bubble and that that will be a decision for the Premier's by April 19 provided the COVID-19 count case counts remain low in the region, and outbreaks are contained," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19, and as such he will be able to visit children in P.E.I. The bunny is very organized and has already applied for pre-travel approval," "The pandemic will not keep the Easter bunny away" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Easter Bunny ) : "Like last year, the Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19," "And as such, he will be able to visit children in P.E.I" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Similar to last year, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to travelling to P.E.I.," "Island residents who travel within the bubble will not be required to submit a declaration when returning home, but again like last year P.E.I. residents will undergo a general COVID screening at the point of entry and will need to show identification" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19, and as such he will be able to visit children in P.E.I. The bunny is very organized and has already applied for pre-travel approval," "The pandemic will not keep the Easter bunny away" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given we have an adequate supply of MRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) to support our vaccine rollout plan, we will monitor and review the evidence before deciding how the AstraZeneca vaccine will be deployed in our province," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "While we are on the home stretch, the next few months will not be easy," "Now, more than ever, we need to be patient, understanding, respectful, and considerate" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When the Atlantic bubble reopens, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to traveling to P.E.I.," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certainly, we are planning to reopen the bubble and that that will be a decision for the Premier's by April 19 provided the COVID-19 count case counts remain low in the region, and outbreaks are contained," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The term given to this presentation is called the VIPIT, vaccine induced pro thrombotic immune thrombocytopenia," "Serious side effects from vaccines are very rare and VIPIT is a rare presentation occurring anywhere from one in every 125,000 to one in a million people. It's important to note that no such blood clotting abnormalities or VIPIT have been reported in Canada" External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "This pause will allow the manufacturer to conduct a detailed assessment of the benefits and risk of the vaccine by age and gender in the Canadian context, its information along with further international evidence will be used to determine if additional regulatory actions are necessary," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "She initially tested negative, and later tested positive," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "She initially tested negative, and later tested positive," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We will not be hosting large mass events indoors or outdoors in 2021 but we do expect gathering numbers to increase," "It is my hope when the Atlantic bubble is re-established that it will remain open indefinitely" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There’s no evidence of widespread community spread," "Had these cases gone undetected for even another day or two, I think we would be dealing with a very different situation, as the virus would have had more opportunity to spread" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," "And, if possible, please offer to assist with transportation and eliminating any other barriers that may be preventing staff from being vaccinated" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I think we can be very proud of the vaccine rollout to date," "We are administering vaccine to islanders as we receive doses in the province, and we are targeting vaccine to certain groups" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "In total, there are five cases that are linked together," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We had five months of the Atlantic bubble and it really was a success in so many ways," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's not just the number of cases," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We remember that first case and I think we were all nervous and anxious about what would lie ahead with COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I think I shared the same kinds of feelings that everybody did on P.E.I. — that fear of the unknown," External link

CBC Monday, March 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Being an Island certainly helped us," External link

CBC Monday, March 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There's been a lot of hard work and measures to prevent COVID from getting into our provinces," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "getting our arms around the outbreaks," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we're discussing the Atlantic bubble, and I know that's on everyone's mind as we go into the spring, we will be looking at the epidemiology and terms of the cases," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we're discussing the Atlantic bubble, and I know that's on everyone's mind as we go into the spring, we will be looking at the epidemiology and terms of the cases," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "For the first time in the last year, there are actually more active cases in P.E.I. than in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "These results confirm the cluster of cases in Summerside and Charlottetown are linked, and they basically had the same genetic fingerprint, but fortunately, it is not a variant of concern," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "To date, we have had a total of four cases associated with a variant of concern, all are B.1.1.7," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There will be an announcement by the end of the week regarding the circuit breaker measures," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I am proud of our small team, we are like the little engine that could. I am proud of how Islanders are coping with COVID-19 and I have learned so much," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We do hope to receive another 6,000 doses of AstraZeneca in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison explained : "Over 80 per cent of the eligible population in P.E.I. over the age of 16 will be able to get at least one dose of vaccine by the end of June," "The interval for the mRNA vaccines will be extended for all new appointments in order to maximize the number of individuals who can receive at least one dose" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know that two weeks after the first dose, individuals have very good immunity and that lasts. However, a second dose or booster is needed to maintain that immunity," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I do remain concerned about our current COVID-19 situation," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are now more active cases of COVID-19 in PEI than we had at any other point in the pandemic, and I remain concerned about the current outbreak in our province," External link

barrie Monday, March 8, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There is emerging evidence out of this country and elsewhere that shows that there is not only good effectiveness a couple of weeks after you get your first dose but that persists," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know we want to protect Islanders — as many of us, as fast as we can," "We would only be making that recommendation if we thought it was good for everybody" External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Our initial conversations have been focused on younger, healthy adults who are really frontline and essential workers in certain categories," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Despite the spike in cases and associated increase in testing and contact tracing, our vaccine distribution plan continues uninterrupted," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Based on emerging evidence and population level data the National Advisory Committee on Immunization is anticipated release guidance on extending the second dose of the mRNA vaccines,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Two weeks after the first dose, individuals will have very good protection,” “All individuals over the age of 80 will receive the two doses based on their existing appointments. However, going forward, others will receive a longer time interval in between their first and second doses. This approach will allow us to achieve herd immunity more quickly, thereby protecting more islanders from COVID-19” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We would be targeting AstraZeneca to healthy younger individuals who are working frontline essential in certain frontline essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Beginning in July second doses will start to be administered, youth aged 15 and under will be immunized as vaccines are approved for their age groups and non permanent residents international workers and students will also be immunized," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we get confirmation of the exact amount that P.E.I. would be getting from AstraZeneca, we would be targeting AstraZeneca to healthy, younger individuals who are working in certain frontline, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "This approach will allow us to reach herd immunity more quickly," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "If all adults are vaccinated with one dose by July 1st, we will have a better summer than last year," "It may not be like the summer we had pre-COVID, because we can expect some public health measures will remain in place and there may continue to be some border measures" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It looks like we will be able to connect a lot of these cases to each other," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This outbreak is likely to get worse before it gets better," External link

CBC Monday, March 1, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “If we can safely ease these measures before March 14, we will absolutely consider doing that,” “If these measures are not effective in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19, and we are not able to get this outbreak under control, we will consider increasing these restrictions” External link

barrie Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This outbreak is likely to get worse before it gets better," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We certainly have concerns about possible community spread in P.E.I., this is why we are focused on increased testing," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Increased testing will allow us to know if COVID is circulating in the 14 to 29 age group in the Summerside area," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Health Centre ) : “If you were there and haven’t gotten a call from Public Health, go into self-isolation and contact Public Health,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know that there must be a travel link in some way to these cases,” “But we do not know the source” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Health Centre ) : “If you were there and haven’t gotten a call from Public Health, go into self-isolation and contact Public Health,” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know that there must be a travel link in some way to these cases,” “But we do not know the source” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Two women were travelling over the weekend and travelled for the weekend off Prince Edward Island and they were diagnosed on return to P.E.I.," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We have to treat each one of these cases as a potential variant case — that's because of what we're seeing elsewhere in the region and across the country," "We are concerned but I'm hopeful at the same time we are able to contain and limit any transmission" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This four week project will help to inform inform P.E.I.’s approach to testing, including the use of rapid tests in the coming weeks and months, with a goal of earlier detection of positive cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are a number of criteria we are looking at, including the risk of importation, even from outside the Maritimes, of variant strains...So we are wanting to minimize that risk of importation into not just our province but into the region," "It will likely be six weeks before we are into early April, but I am very hopeful" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We continue to consider options to tighten up testing and isolation requirements to further reduce the risk of importation and to allow for early detection of cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We had reached out to all the homeless shelters.… We spoke to them and they identified that the outreach centre would be a good place to hold the clinic," External link

CBC Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The arrival of a variant strain was not unexpected, and is not cause for alarm," "However, the variant does remind us that while we are growing COVID weary, now is not the time to let our guard down" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This decision was made by the federal government, and it is understandable given the special challenges in Canada's North," "However, we are expecting to receive a steady weekly supply of the Pfizer vaccine for the remainder of February and all of March, with substantial increases expected between April and June" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We did participate in a national call on Thursday evening and, for logistical reasons, they were looking to reduce some of the Moderna doses, my understanding was right across the country, for all provinces for the next shipment of Moderna," "That is part of this ongoing vaccine rollout and the challenges that go with it" External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Out of an abundance of caution, last night and today, we are following up with everyone on the Feb. 1 evening flight from Montreal to Charlottetown," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "At this point, there is no indication the variant strain of COVID-19 has spread within our province," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It has been previously identified in all other provinces," "Variants of concern are worrisome because we know they are more infectious than the original strain of COVID-19. It is estimated that the variants are between 30 and 80 per cent more contagious, meaning that if it is not contained, they will result in exponential spread" External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "With the arrival of the variant, we will be more resolute in our efforts to protect Islanders from these highly contagious strains of COVID-19," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The evolving situation in Newfoundland, is a stark reminder of how quickly things can change with COVID-19. Despite hopeful signs across the country, there continue to be outbreaks,” “Until we achieve herd immunity in PEI, we must continue to take a cautious and measured approach to our normal activities, following public health measures closely and getting tested when we recognize any sign of symptoms” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The evolving situation in Newfoundland is a stark reminder of how quickly things can change with COVID-19," External link

CBC Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I think it's important that we start addressing it, not just around opioids but a broader approach because we're looking at trying to protect everybody," External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Are we doing enough to address the root causes, and are we providing enough of those range of services from mental health and addiction, to pain management," "It's really difficult to separate any of those aspects" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "It is hoped that could take place by the first of April, knowing that things within a day could change, or a phone call could change that," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm hopeful about an Atlantic bubble earlier in the spring than we had last year, but that will be a decision with the premiers, based on our epidemiology in Atlantic Canada," "We'll continue to watch and see what that means for travel outside of the Atlantic region as well" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “It is strongly recommended that Island students studying at post-secondary institutions off Island to not travel home for reading week,” “Any student who does come home for reading week will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, or however long they are in the province, whichever is shorter” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Please do not travel off Island for reading week,” “Instead, consider using the time to explore the province, pursue recreational activities, focus on your studies and get some rest” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : “It is hoped that could take place by the first of April, knowing that things within a day could change, or a phone call could change that,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “I’m hopeful about an Atlantic bubble earlier in the spring than we had last year, but that will be a decision with the premiers, based on our epidemiology in Atlantic Canada,” “We’ll continue to watch and see what that means for travel outside of the Atlantic region as well” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Now is not the time to be travelling off Island for non-essential purposes," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is important that travelling and rotational workers follow the testing regimen," "Testing at regular intervals is key in reducing the transmission of COVID-19" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We recognize that our march towards immunizing all residents is slow and steady," "When we hit bumps in the road, we will need to keep going and adjust" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those who are not registered will receive their vaccine in a future phase," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Registered rotational workers and truck drivers will be contacted directly by Health P.E.I. with an appointment time to get vaccinated," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We recognize that our march towards immunizing all residents is slow and steady," "When we hit bumps in the road, we will need to keep going and adjust" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This is also what they found in trials before the vaccine was approved — younger people, less than 53 years of age, were having some more-reported side effects, especially after the second dose," External link

CBC Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We can be proud of how well we’re doing,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : “This week marks the first reported case of COVID-19 in our country,” “We have learned so much about this virus in the last year” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We do look forward to further easing visitations in long term care, soon after all the residents receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are in this position, in large part, due to the adaptability, cooperation and support of islanders," "Residents of this province have shown tremendous respect for the public health measures every step of our COVID-19 journey" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is too early to say with certainty that we are coming out of the second wave of this pandemic," "The reality remains that Canada is struggling with an aggressive second wave of COVID-19" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We're not having outbreaks in long-term care related to influenza, and that's always an issue every season," "We're not seeing the other respiratory illnesses in the same way in our facilities either" External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "Given the context in the region, we do not anticipate re-establishing our position in the Atlantic bubble until at least mid-February," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in P.E.I. we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to a new normal," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The impact of this reduction in P.E.I. will be minimal and will not affect our objective to have everyone in long-term care and community care fully immunized by Feb. 16,” “Given the fact that we’ve been holding back a second dose of vaccine, we are confident we have enough vaccine to continue with our original plan” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are on track with our plan to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response, and long-term care and community care residents and staff across the province," "By the end of this week, everyone living and working in long-term care facilities will have received their first dose of the vaccine, and they will begin receiving their second dose next week" External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We plan to expedite the process to immunize certain high risk groups before the end of March, starting with those over 80 years of age living in the community, and registered rotational workers and truck drivers," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We have to recommit to being vigilant and continue to work together to prevent importation and transmission of COVID-19. We have to stick together, follow the rules and support one another,” “We can be grateful to live in PEI where, to date, we have been able to meet every challenge presented to us by COVID-19. While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in PEI we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to the new normal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Self-isolation is the bedrock of our ability to contain transmission of COVID-19," "I am aware that there are people in P.E.I. who do not want to follow self-isolation rules and may have chosen to put themselves and others at risk" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's been very traumatic for the residents and staff, what they've been through, and we are discussing with them whether we should go tomorrow or the next day or another day this week," "So, they will be done and it's just a matter of organizing another date later this week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's been very traumatic for the residents and staff, what they've been through, and we are discussing with them whether we should go tomorrow or the next day or another day this week," "So, they will be done and it's just a matter of organizing another date later this week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Self-isolation is the bedrock of our ability to contain transmission of COVID-19," "I am aware that there are people in P.E.I. who do not want to follow self-isolation rules and may have chosen to put themselves and others at risk" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "Given the context in the region, we do not anticipate re-establishing our position in the Atlantic bubble until at least mid-February," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in P.E.I. we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to a new normal," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The impact of this reduction in P.E.I. will be minimal and will not affect our objective to have everyone in long-term care and community care fully immunized by Feb. 16,” “Given the fact that we’ve been holding back a second dose of vaccine, we are confident we have enough vaccine to continue with our original plan” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are on track with our plan to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response, and long-term care and community care residents and staff across the province," "By the end of this week, everyone living and working in long-term care facilities will have received their first dose of the vaccine, and they will begin receiving their second dose next week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We plan to expedite the process to immunize certain high risk groups before the end of March, starting with those over 80 years of age living in the community, and registered rotational workers and truck drivers," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Age seems to be the strongest independent risk factor associated with poor outcomes of the disease — even more so than those with chronic illnesses or autoimmune disease," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Age seems to be the strongest independent risk factor associated with poor outcomes of the disease — even more so than those with chronic illnesses or autoimmune disease," External link

CBC Monday, January 18, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Our plan to vaccinate seniors in care facilities as quickly as possible is done out of necessity,” “We know that across Canada, seniors in congregate living situations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and I know we’ll all feel better when this group is immunized and protected against COVID-19” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We have been looking at January 25,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The federal government has allotted vaccine to this province based on our year-round residents population. So it does not include our fairly substantial number of seasonal residents that come here," "At this point, we would encourage anyone who is coming as a seasonal resident to be vaccinated prior to arrival, because they would've been counted in their own province as a resident there, and as part of their allotment. We're really trying to make sure that we have enough vaccine for the year-round residents that we were allotted vaccine for" External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "it's a little early to confirm" External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The federal government has allotted vaccine to this province based on our year-round residents population. So it does not include our fairly substantial number of seasonal residents that come here," "So at this point, we would encourage anyone who is coming as a seasonal resident to be vaccinated prior to arrival, because they would've been counted in their own province as a resident there, and as part of their allotment. We're really trying to make sure that we have enough vaccine for the year-round residents that we were allotted vaccine for" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "it's a little early to confirm" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I think that will be very good news," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We only have so much vaccine per week," "When we get it in, we want to get it into people as fast as they can" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm hoping we will have enough vaccine that we will be able to do a large number of these people at once," "We will be looking in more detail in the weeks ahead" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "There's one other person who will also be isolating," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There's no indication of wide-spread community transmission at this time. We have a large number of close contacts in self-isolation, being contacted on a daily basis and they will be re-tested later in the week," "I definitely encourage anyone with any symptoms to be tested, and not to wait" External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This exemption is provide with the understanding that interactions are brief and physically distant and that travel does not involved shopping, visits with friends or family, or stops in public places," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This decision was made in order to balance the importation of COVID-19, and protect the health of Islanders while supporting our economy and minimizing societal disruption,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The prospect of a vaccine for COVID-19 signals hope that there may be an end in sight for this pandemic. P.E.I. continues to participate in discussions with the federal government and other provinces and territories regarding details around vaccine allocation, distribution, procurement and logistics,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Heather Morrison ) : "We are expecting to receive small amounts of the vaccine initially, likely within the next month,” said Morrison. “I am confident that P.E.I. will be ready to receive, administer, record and report on vaccines as soon as they arrive in the province”. Morrison says P.E.I. will be following the national recommendations for priority groups to be immunized, but all Islanders who want the vaccine will receive it over time. “While it may take many months for all islanders to be immunized against COVID-19, I know we are all looking forward to immunizing Islanders," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT



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Heather Morrison told : "We're one of the most densely populated provinces in the country — and in the summer, we typically have such large volumes of people coming for a short period of time," External link

CBC Friday, June 11, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We've reported between one and 16 cases in P.E.I. for the last 15 consecutive weeks - on average, about six new cases a week," "70 per cent of our cases are travel related, and 70 per cent of our cases involve people less than 39 years of age" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know that transmission of COVID-19 is decreased when individuals are vaccinated. Immunized people are less likely to get seriously ill and require hospitalization, including intensive care," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We've reported between one and 16 cases in P.E.I. for the last 15 consecutive weeks - on average, about six new cases a week," "70 per cent of our cases are travel related, and 70 per cent of our cases involve people less than 39 years of age" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those second dose appointments have started to happen in June for many people," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This applies equally to islanders who are leaving or coming back…as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This will be too slow for some and too fast for others, as we have heard throughout the pandemic," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “People travelling from inside Atlantic Canada who are fully, or partially vaccinated, will be required to test, but will not need to self-isolate,” “This applies equally to Islanders who are leaving and coming back to P.E.I. from within the region, as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada” External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “There will be breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in people who are immunized, meaning the vaccine provides good protection, but is not 100 per cent,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This applies equally to islanders who are leaving or coming back…as well as visitors from Atlantic Canada,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is important and I think we definitely don't want to see outbreaks in schools. We want to avoid a fourth wave of COVID in this province, in this country, in the fall," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "We've had a total of six cases really related to that outbreak at the daycare, they are all adults and close contacts of the daycare worker. So we've had results back from the children at the daycare, their second tests, and they have all come back negative this morning," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Public health nursing staff have been working on plans to administer vaccine to junior high students' grades seven to nine, and they're working with the education system to coordinate consent forms and schedule school visits," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's important that we wait for the best advice coming and the best direction we get nationally," "If there's an mRNA vaccine that's recommended for the second dose we'll have that available. If there's AstraZeneca that's recommended as a second dose we'll have that available" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Public health nursing staff have been working on plans to administer vaccine to junior high students' grades seven to nine, and they're working with the education system to coordinate consent forms and schedule school visits," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I don't anticipate us getting to a position where we would be having to have that conversation about mandatory vaccines," External link

CBC Monday, May 17, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "This situation is stressful, inconvenient and disruptive for families," External link

barrie Friday, May 14, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The source of this case is likely travel-related, from what we understand at this time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "We know this is certainly distressing for parents and families," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The source of this case is likely travel-reated, from what we understand at this time," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This registration process will help individuals develop plans that meet our self-isolation requirements," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This registration process will help individuals develop plans that meet our self-isolation requirements," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "Almost 70 per cent of our cases of COVID-19 are directly related to travel and we know that being an island we are at great risk of importation of COVID-19," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Here in Atlantic Canada we see how quickly COVID-19 can get out of control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm not surprised to see additional variants," "Each one of these cases reinforces how important it is that people do isolate so that it doesn't spread to other people" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "As importation of COVID-19 remains a concern, Islanders are reminded of the importance of self-isolating upon arrival into the province," "Those travelling in or out of P.E.I. should only do so for essential purposes at this time" External link

CBC Monday, May 3, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those who are under 55, we will be awaiting a decision from NACI," "It will be either to get a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine. Either way there will be enough vaccine for second doses for those 18 to 29 who received AstraZeneca" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "What is happening in Nova Scotia could easily occur in P.E.I.," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are one bad decision away from imposing restrictions that could have a significant impact on the lives of all Islanders and our provincial economy," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison says : "There is good reason to be concerned given the situation around us," "We remain vulnerable in P.E.I. until our vaccine rollout is complete and we've achieved our objective of having 80% of island residents immunized with vaccine" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certain groups have been prioritized to receive their second dose of vaccine as close as possible to one month after their first dose, based on their risk or likelihood of experiencing severe outcomes from the disease," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We continue to make good progress with our vaccine rollout, and our focus is to immunize as many Island residents as possible, as quickly and safely as possible,” External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are some individuals who do not want to self-isolate because they believe they do not have COVID-19, or they will not get COVID-19, or they've not been in an area where COVID-19 is present, and moreover the virus presents no risk to themselves or others," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "To individuals who feel this way, I can assure you that when our office calls people to tell them their test results are positive, they are very surprised," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This is not the time for us to let our guard down," "As a country, we think COVID-19 is going to get worse before it gets better" External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certain groups have been prioritized to receive their second dose of vaccine as close as possible to one month after their first dose, based on their risk or likelihood of experiencing severe outcomes from the disease," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We continue to make good progress with our vaccine rollout, and our focus is to immunize as many Island residents as possible, as quickly and safely as possible,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know the variants are more transmissible,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The family connections stream for seasonal residents is also paused,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "In the last week we've had eight travel related cases. This is higher than we experienced in the post-holiday period and early January," External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given the increase in COVID-19 variant cases, elsewhere in Canada and the Atlantic region, is not surprising to learn that B.1.1.7 is becoming increasingly prevalent in P.E.I.," "We know the variants are more transmissible and can result in more severe illness" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “These measures will give us more time to immunize more Islanders against COVID-19,” External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "I know these measures are not what people want to hear," "We would much rather hear about what we can do to open up our province for the spring, and welcome and visit with family and friends off-island" External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know it's a challenge for [students], as it is for everybody," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know it's a challenge for [students], as it is for everybody," External link

CBC Friday, April 16, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Many families have lost loved ones during the pandemic. COVID-19 has interfered with our usual traditions of mourning and supporting families during their time of loss," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise the premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The regional epidemiologists have been meeting, and I spoke with my Atlantic counterparts last evening, and we discussed the Atlantic bubble. Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise a Premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The regional epidemiologists have been meeting, and I spoke with my Atlantic counterparts last evening, and we discussed the Atlantic bubble. Based on the evidence and concerning epidemiology, this morning I did advise a Premier that I am concerned at the prospect of reopening the Atlantic bubble next week," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I know people are anxious to be able to dance at weddings, so I do anticipate those numbers increasing," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There may be different restrictions for those who are vaccinated versus those who are not," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We would not want to put changes in place until we have certain levels of vaccine coverage even for one dose, and then other measures may not change until we've had a sufficient high number of people who've had two doses," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's one of the many things we are learning more about," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Thank you to all Islanders who have already been vaccinated and to the many others who have booked appointments. The response from Islanders who are keen to be immunized has been very positive,” “Each person getting immunized benefits the entire province. We are aiming to achieve herd protection by having 80% of our eligible population immunized with two doses of vaccine by the fall” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We are going to see where we are within a week and give the best advice we can to our premiers,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "As I mentioned, we need time to rollout our vaccine plan. There will be enough vaccine for everyone who is eligible and who wants a vaccine," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "One dose of vaccine provides good immunity and protection from illness and hospitalization, however it is only when we get our second dose and achieve a high level of immunization as a province that we will be best protected," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We will achieve herd protection one person at a time, one immunization at a time," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Thank you to all Islanders who have already been vaccinated and to the many others who have booked your appointments," "The response from individuals and groups of Islanders to the opportunity to be immunized has been very positive and thank you all" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison explained : "For instance, if someone wants the AstraZenea vaccine, they may be able to get an earlier appointment by booking at a pharmacy," "Alternatively, they can wait to get an appointment at a public clinic where the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are being administered" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given we have an adequate supply of MRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) to support our vaccine rollout plan, we will monitor and review the evidence before deciding how the AstraZeneca vaccine will be deployed in our province," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "While we are on the home stretch, the next few months will not be easy," "Now, more than ever, we need to be patient, understanding, respectful, and considerate" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When the Atlantic bubble reopens, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to traveling to P.E.I.," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certainly, we are planning to reopen the bubble and that that will be a decision for the Premier's by April 19 provided the COVID-19 count case counts remain low in the region, and outbreaks are contained," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19, and as such he will be able to visit children in P.E.I. The bunny is very organized and has already applied for pre-travel approval," "The pandemic will not keep the Easter bunny away" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Easter Bunny ) : "Like last year, the Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19," "And as such, he will be able to visit children in P.E.I" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Similar to last year, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to travelling to P.E.I.," "Island residents who travel within the bubble will not be required to submit a declaration when returning home, but again like last year P.E.I. residents will undergo a general COVID screening at the point of entry and will need to show identification" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The Easter bunny is immune to COVID-19, and as such he will be able to visit children in P.E.I. The bunny is very organized and has already applied for pre-travel approval," "The pandemic will not keep the Easter bunny away" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Given we have an adequate supply of MRNA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) to support our vaccine rollout plan, we will monitor and review the evidence before deciding how the AstraZeneca vaccine will be deployed in our province," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "While we are on the home stretch, the next few months will not be easy," "Now, more than ever, we need to be patient, understanding, respectful, and considerate" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When the Atlantic bubble reopens, residents living in other Atlantic provinces will be required to complete a declaration form prior to traveling to P.E.I.," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Certainly, we are planning to reopen the bubble and that that will be a decision for the Premier's by April 19 provided the COVID-19 count case counts remain low in the region, and outbreaks are contained," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The term given to this presentation is called the VIPIT, vaccine induced pro thrombotic immune thrombocytopenia," "Serious side effects from vaccines are very rare and VIPIT is a rare presentation occurring anywhere from one in every 125,000 to one in a million people. It's important to note that no such blood clotting abnormalities or VIPIT have been reported in Canada" External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "This pause will allow the manufacturer to conduct a detailed assessment of the benefits and risk of the vaccine by age and gender in the Canadian context, its information along with further international evidence will be used to determine if additional regulatory actions are necessary," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "She initially tested negative, and later tested positive," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "She initially tested negative, and later tested positive," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We will not be hosting large mass events indoors or outdoors in 2021 but we do expect gathering numbers to increase," "It is my hope when the Atlantic bubble is re-established that it will remain open indefinitely" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There’s no evidence of widespread community spread," "Had these cases gone undetected for even another day or two, I think we would be dealing with a very different situation, as the virus would have had more opportunity to spread" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I ask employers and business owners in these areas to encourage their staff age 18-29 to be immunized," "And, if possible, please offer to assist with transportation and eliminating any other barriers that may be preventing staff from being vaccinated" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I think we can be very proud of the vaccine rollout to date," "We are administering vaccine to islanders as we receive doses in the province, and we are targeting vaccine to certain groups" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "In total, there are five cases that are linked together," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We had five months of the Atlantic bubble and it really was a success in so many ways," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's not just the number of cases," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We remember that first case and I think we were all nervous and anxious about what would lie ahead with COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I think I shared the same kinds of feelings that everybody did on P.E.I. — that fear of the unknown," External link

CBC Monday, March 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Being an Island certainly helped us," External link

CBC Monday, March 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There's been a lot of hard work and measures to prevent COVID from getting into our provinces," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "getting our arms around the outbreaks," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we're discussing the Atlantic bubble, and I know that's on everyone's mind as we go into the spring, we will be looking at the epidemiology and terms of the cases," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we're discussing the Atlantic bubble, and I know that's on everyone's mind as we go into the spring, we will be looking at the epidemiology and terms of the cases," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "For the first time in the last year, there are actually more active cases in P.E.I. than in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "These results confirm the cluster of cases in Summerside and Charlottetown are linked, and they basically had the same genetic fingerprint, but fortunately, it is not a variant of concern," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "To date, we have had a total of four cases associated with a variant of concern, all are B.1.1.7," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There will be an announcement by the end of the week regarding the circuit breaker measures," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I am proud of our small team, we are like the little engine that could. I am proud of how Islanders are coping with COVID-19 and I have learned so much," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We do hope to receive another 6,000 doses of AstraZeneca in the coming weeks," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison explained : "Over 80 per cent of the eligible population in P.E.I. over the age of 16 will be able to get at least one dose of vaccine by the end of June," "The interval for the mRNA vaccines will be extended for all new appointments in order to maximize the number of individuals who can receive at least one dose" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know that two weeks after the first dose, individuals have very good immunity and that lasts. However, a second dose or booster is needed to maintain that immunity," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I do remain concerned about our current COVID-19 situation," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are now more active cases of COVID-19 in PEI than we had at any other point in the pandemic, and I remain concerned about the current outbreak in our province," External link

barrie Monday, March 8, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There is emerging evidence out of this country and elsewhere that shows that there is not only good effectiveness a couple of weeks after you get your first dose but that persists," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We know we want to protect Islanders — as many of us, as fast as we can," "We would only be making that recommendation if we thought it was good for everybody" External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Our initial conversations have been focused on younger, healthy adults who are really frontline and essential workers in certain categories," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Despite the spike in cases and associated increase in testing and contact tracing, our vaccine distribution plan continues uninterrupted," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Based on emerging evidence and population level data the National Advisory Committee on Immunization is anticipated release guidance on extending the second dose of the mRNA vaccines,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Two weeks after the first dose, individuals will have very good protection,” “All individuals over the age of 80 will receive the two doses based on their existing appointments. However, going forward, others will receive a longer time interval in between their first and second doses. This approach will allow us to achieve herd immunity more quickly, thereby protecting more islanders from COVID-19” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We would be targeting AstraZeneca to healthy younger individuals who are working frontline essential in certain frontline essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Beginning in July second doses will start to be administered, youth aged 15 and under will be immunized as vaccines are approved for their age groups and non permanent residents international workers and students will also be immunized," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "healthy younger individuals who are working in certain front-line, essential services," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "When we get confirmation of the exact amount that P.E.I. would be getting from AstraZeneca, we would be targeting AstraZeneca to healthy, younger individuals who are working in certain frontline, essential services," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "This approach will allow us to reach herd immunity more quickly," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "If all adults are vaccinated with one dose by July 1st, we will have a better summer than last year," "It may not be like the summer we had pre-COVID, because we can expect some public health measures will remain in place and there may continue to be some border measures" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It looks like we will be able to connect a lot of these cases to each other," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This outbreak is likely to get worse before it gets better," External link

CBC Monday, March 1, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “If we can safely ease these measures before March 14, we will absolutely consider doing that,” “If these measures are not effective in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19, and we are not able to get this outbreak under control, we will consider increasing these restrictions” External link

barrie Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This outbreak is likely to get worse before it gets better," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:49:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We certainly have concerns about possible community spread in P.E.I., this is why we are focused on increased testing," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Increased testing will allow us to know if COVID is circulating in the 14 to 29 age group in the Summerside area," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Health Centre ) : “If you were there and haven’t gotten a call from Public Health, go into self-isolation and contact Public Health,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know that there must be a travel link in some way to these cases,” “But we do not know the source” External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Health Centre ) : “If you were there and haven’t gotten a call from Public Health, go into self-isolation and contact Public Health,” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We know that there must be a travel link in some way to these cases,” “But we do not know the source” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Two women were travelling over the weekend and travelled for the weekend off Prince Edward Island and they were diagnosed on return to P.E.I.," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We have to treat each one of these cases as a potential variant case — that's because of what we're seeing elsewhere in the region and across the country," "We are concerned but I'm hopeful at the same time we are able to contain and limit any transmission" External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This four week project will help to inform inform P.E.I.’s approach to testing, including the use of rapid tests in the coming weeks and months, with a goal of earlier detection of positive cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There are a number of criteria we are looking at, including the risk of importation, even from outside the Maritimes, of variant strains...So we are wanting to minimize that risk of importation into not just our province but into the region," "It will likely be six weeks before we are into early April, but I am very hopeful" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We continue to consider options to tighten up testing and isolation requirements to further reduce the risk of importation and to allow for early detection of cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We had reached out to all the homeless shelters.… We spoke to them and they identified that the outreach centre would be a good place to hold the clinic," External link

CBC Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The arrival of a variant strain was not unexpected, and is not cause for alarm," "However, the variant does remind us that while we are growing COVID weary, now is not the time to let our guard down" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This decision was made by the federal government, and it is understandable given the special challenges in Canada's North," "However, we are expecting to receive a steady weekly supply of the Pfizer vaccine for the remainder of February and all of March, with substantial increases expected between April and June" External link

barrie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We did participate in a national call on Thursday evening and, for logistical reasons, they were looking to reduce some of the Moderna doses, my understanding was right across the country, for all provinces for the next shipment of Moderna," "That is part of this ongoing vaccine rollout and the challenges that go with it" External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Out of an abundance of caution, last night and today, we are following up with everyone on the Feb. 1 evening flight from Montreal to Charlottetown," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "At this point, there is no indication the variant strain of COVID-19 has spread within our province," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It has been previously identified in all other provinces," "Variants of concern are worrisome because we know they are more infectious than the original strain of COVID-19. It is estimated that the variants are between 30 and 80 per cent more contagious, meaning that if it is not contained, they will result in exponential spread" External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "With the arrival of the variant, we will be more resolute in our efforts to protect Islanders from these highly contagious strains of COVID-19," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The evolving situation in Newfoundland, is a stark reminder of how quickly things can change with COVID-19. Despite hopeful signs across the country, there continue to be outbreaks,” “Until we achieve herd immunity in PEI, we must continue to take a cautious and measured approach to our normal activities, following public health measures closely and getting tested when we recognize any sign of symptoms” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The evolving situation in Newfoundland is a stark reminder of how quickly things can change with COVID-19," External link

CBC Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I think it's important that we start addressing it, not just around opioids but a broader approach because we're looking at trying to protect everybody," External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Are we doing enough to address the root causes, and are we providing enough of those range of services from mental health and addiction, to pain management," "It's really difficult to separate any of those aspects" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "It is hoped that could take place by the first of April, knowing that things within a day could change, or a phone call could change that," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm hopeful about an Atlantic bubble earlier in the spring than we had last year, but that will be a decision with the premiers, based on our epidemiology in Atlantic Canada," "We'll continue to watch and see what that means for travel outside of the Atlantic region as well" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “It is strongly recommended that Island students studying at post-secondary institutions off Island to not travel home for reading week,” “Any student who does come home for reading week will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, or however long they are in the province, whichever is shorter” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Please do not travel off Island for reading week,” “Instead, consider using the time to explore the province, pursue recreational activities, focus on your studies and get some rest” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : “It is hoped that could take place by the first of April, knowing that things within a day could change, or a phone call could change that,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “I’m hopeful about an Atlantic bubble earlier in the spring than we had last year, but that will be a decision with the premiers, based on our epidemiology in Atlantic Canada,” “We’ll continue to watch and see what that means for travel outside of the Atlantic region as well” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Now is not the time to be travelling off Island for non-essential purposes," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is important that travelling and rotational workers follow the testing regimen," "Testing at regular intervals is key in reducing the transmission of COVID-19" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We recognize that our march towards immunizing all residents is slow and steady," "When we hit bumps in the road, we will need to keep going and adjust" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Those who are not registered will receive their vaccine in a future phase," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Registered rotational workers and truck drivers will be contacted directly by Health P.E.I. with an appointment time to get vaccinated," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We recognize that our march towards immunizing all residents is slow and steady," "When we hit bumps in the road, we will need to keep going and adjust" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This is also what they found in trials before the vaccine was approved — younger people, less than 53 years of age, were having some more-reported side effects, especially after the second dose," External link

CBC Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We can be proud of how well we’re doing,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : “This week marks the first reported case of COVID-19 in our country,” “We have learned so much about this virus in the last year” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We do look forward to further easing visitations in long term care, soon after all the residents receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are in this position, in large part, due to the adaptability, cooperation and support of islanders," "Residents of this province have shown tremendous respect for the public health measures every step of our COVID-19 journey" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It is too early to say with certainty that we are coming out of the second wave of this pandemic," "The reality remains that Canada is struggling with an aggressive second wave of COVID-19" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We're not having outbreaks in long-term care related to influenza, and that's always an issue every season," "We're not seeing the other respiratory illnesses in the same way in our facilities either" External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "Given the context in the region, we do not anticipate re-establishing our position in the Atlantic bubble until at least mid-February," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in P.E.I. we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to a new normal," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The impact of this reduction in P.E.I. will be minimal and will not affect our objective to have everyone in long-term care and community care fully immunized by Feb. 16,” “Given the fact that we’ve been holding back a second dose of vaccine, we are confident we have enough vaccine to continue with our original plan” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are on track with our plan to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response, and long-term care and community care residents and staff across the province," "By the end of this week, everyone living and working in long-term care facilities will have received their first dose of the vaccine, and they will begin receiving their second dose next week" External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We plan to expedite the process to immunize certain high risk groups before the end of March, starting with those over 80 years of age living in the community, and registered rotational workers and truck drivers," External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We have to recommit to being vigilant and continue to work together to prevent importation and transmission of COVID-19. We have to stick together, follow the rules and support one another,” “We can be grateful to live in PEI where, to date, we have been able to meet every challenge presented to us by COVID-19. While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in PEI we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to the new normal” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Self-isolation is the bedrock of our ability to contain transmission of COVID-19," "I am aware that there are people in P.E.I. who do not want to follow self-isolation rules and may have chosen to put themselves and others at risk" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's been very traumatic for the residents and staff, what they've been through, and we are discussing with them whether we should go tomorrow or the next day or another day this week," "So, they will be done and it's just a matter of organizing another date later this week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "It's been very traumatic for the residents and staff, what they've been through, and we are discussing with them whether we should go tomorrow or the next day or another day this week," "So, they will be done and it's just a matter of organizing another date later this week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Self-isolation is the bedrock of our ability to contain transmission of COVID-19," "I am aware that there are people in P.E.I. who do not want to follow self-isolation rules and may have chosen to put themselves and others at risk" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "Given the context in the region, we do not anticipate re-establishing our position in the Atlantic bubble until at least mid-February," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison added : "While many Canadians are functioning under strict public health measures, in P.E.I. we are in the fortunate situation of gradually easing back to a new normal," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The impact of this reduction in P.E.I. will be minimal and will not affect our objective to have everyone in long-term care and community care fully immunized by Feb. 16,” “Given the fact that we’ve been holding back a second dose of vaccine, we are confident we have enough vaccine to continue with our original plan” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We are on track with our plan to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 response, and long-term care and community care residents and staff across the province," "By the end of this week, everyone living and working in long-term care facilities will have received their first dose of the vaccine, and they will begin receiving their second dose next week" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We plan to expedite the process to immunize certain high risk groups before the end of March, starting with those over 80 years of age living in the community, and registered rotational workers and truck drivers," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Age seems to be the strongest independent risk factor associated with poor outcomes of the disease — even more so than those with chronic illnesses or autoimmune disease," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "Age seems to be the strongest independent risk factor associated with poor outcomes of the disease — even more so than those with chronic illnesses or autoimmune disease," External link

CBC Monday, January 18, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “Our plan to vaccinate seniors in care facilities as quickly as possible is done out of necessity,” “We know that across Canada, seniors in congregate living situations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and I know we’ll all feel better when this group is immunized and protected against COVID-19” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “We have been looking at January 25,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The federal government has allotted vaccine to this province based on our year-round residents population. So it does not include our fairly substantial number of seasonal residents that come here," "At this point, we would encourage anyone who is coming as a seasonal resident to be vaccinated prior to arrival, because they would've been counted in their own province as a resident there, and as part of their allotment. We're really trying to make sure that we have enough vaccine for the year-round residents that we were allotted vaccine for" External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "it's a little early to confirm" External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "The federal government has allotted vaccine to this province based on our year-round residents population. So it does not include our fairly substantial number of seasonal residents that come here," "So at this point, we would encourage anyone who is coming as a seasonal resident to be vaccinated prior to arrival, because they would've been counted in their own province as a resident there, and as part of their allotment. We're really trying to make sure that we have enough vaccine for the year-round residents that we were allotted vaccine for" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "it's a little early to confirm" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 11:15:00 PM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "I think that will be very good news," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "We only have so much vaccine per week," "When we get it in, we want to get it into people as fast as they can" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "I'm hoping we will have enough vaccine that we will be able to do a large number of these people at once," "We will be looking in more detail in the weeks ahead" External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison told : "There's one other person who will also be isolating," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "There's no indication of wide-spread community transmission at this time. We have a large number of close contacts in self-isolation, being contacted on a daily basis and they will be re-tested later in the week," "I definitely encourage anyone with any symptoms to be tested, and not to wait" External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : "This exemption is provide with the understanding that interactions are brief and physically distant and that travel does not involved shopping, visits with friends or family, or stops in public places," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “This decision was made in order to balance the importation of COVID-19, and protect the health of Islanders while supporting our economy and minimizing societal disruption,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said : “The prospect of a vaccine for COVID-19 signals hope that there may be an end in sight for this pandemic. P.E.I. continues to participate in discussions with the federal government and other provinces and territories regarding details around vaccine allocation, distribution, procurement and logistics,” External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Heather Morrison said ( about Heather Morrison ) : "We are expecting to receive small amounts of the vaccine initially, likely within the next month,” said Morrison. “I am confident that P.E.I. will be ready to receive, administer, record and report on vaccines as soon as they arrive in the province”. Morrison says P.E.I. will be following the national recommendations for priority groups to be immunized, but all Islanders who want the vaccine will receive it over time. “While it may take many months for all islanders to be immunized against COVID-19, I know we are all looking forward to immunizing Islanders," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT



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officer31.37%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
health officer31.37%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
public health officer27.45%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
chief9.80%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Heather MorrisonEN100.00%
Heather MorrisonPT0.00%


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