COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, June 21
Prince Edward Island has reported no new cases since June 3
People hoping to log on to the P.E.I. government website to apply for a P.E.I. Pass had to wait on Monday morning, but the work is now complete. The provincial government said the online application form was getting updated and was temporarily unavailable until 8 a.m.
The P.E.I. Pass allows people from Atlantic Canada to travel to the Island without self-isolating, provided they meet certain conditions. Demand for the pass has been high. The province dropped some requirements for residents applying for the pass. Islanders no longer need to upload government ID or proof of vaccination.
Premier Dennis King said in an interview with CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin that added security and safety measures against COVID-19 may actually make the Island a more desirable summer destination.
The federal government announced some easing of international travel restrictions. Starting July 5, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada without undergoing quarantine.
There have been 206 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., and none are active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations. Prince Edward Island has reported no new cases since June 3.
Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada:
- Nova Scotia had no new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the first day since late March without new infections. The province is now down to 79 active cases.
- New Brunswick also reported no new cases, for the first time since April 20. The province has 54 active cases.
- Newfoundland and Labrador is marking a government holiday Monday and has not updated its COVID-19 site since Friday. There were no new cases that day and the number of active cases stood at 22.
Also in the news
- Liberal MLA Heath MacDonald announced his plan to run for the federal riding of Malpeque.
- The Mik'maq hope to protect their heritage with a proposed P.E.I. national park reserve.
- A Mi'kmaw woman from Summerside, P.E.I., has written a poem about residential schools.
- Retailers are hoping people don't rush to shop off-Island when the borders reopens.
- A group of about 15 RCMP officers, firefighters and paramedics gathered in Stratford, P.E.I., on Sunday to pay tribute to RCMP Const. Shelby Patton.
- There is a giraffe missing from a home in Summerside, P.E.I.
These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 12.
- Islanders over 18 can book an appointment for Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.
You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March 2020, and a timeline of pandemic events.
- Here is a look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.
Reminder about symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsening fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.