Charlottetown, PE: The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding the provincial government’s decision to temporarily close PEI borders for a two-week period, starting Tuesday, November 24th, at 12:01 am, until December 7th, 2020.

“While it is unfortunate that we are moving towards further restrictions, the Chamber supports the decision to keep Islanders safe and businesses open, especially as case numbers rise across the country,” said Chamber CEO Penny Walsh-McGuire. “This temporary closure of the PEI border is a layer of precaution that will allow our business community to continue to operate and to avoid entering the full lockdown situations we see in other parts of Canada.”

The Chamber reinforces that businesses are committed to serving customers safely.

“As Premier King and Dr. Morrison noted, businesses have acted diligently in ensuring public health protocols are followed and enforced, creating a safe environment to shop and buy local on PEI,” said Walsh-McGuire. “The Chamber encourages Islanders to continue to support local businesses and feel confident and safe to shop in their community.”

For more information on the temporary border closing to non-essential travel, please click here.