COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, April 13
Reopening of Atlantic bubble postponed until at least May 3
The reopening of the Atlantic bubble has been delayed until May 3, the four Atlantic premiers said in a joint statement released shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
About 80 per cent of the workers at the Atlantic Beef Products plant in Albany, P.E.I., have taken advantage of COVID-19 vaccinations offered to them as essential workers.
For the second year in a row, Ramadan on P.E.I. will look a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Memorial Cup has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, with the Charlottetown Islanders sitting atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League standings.
University and college convocations are going ahead on P.E.I., but they'll still look different than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some golf courses on P.E.I. opened last weekend, the earliest they have ever opened.
P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on the Island Monday afternoon.
Prince Edward Island has had 165 known cases of COVID-19. Six are active.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:
- New Brunswick reported four new cases Tuesday and now has 132 known active cases.
- Nova Scotia reported six new cases and now has 45 active cases.
- Newfoundland and Labrador has one new case of COVID-19, leaving the province with 11 active cases.
Also in the news
- Larger weddings may be possible on P.E.I. this summer.
- There will be no cruise ships visiting P.E.I. this year but Port Charlottetown is optimistic about 2022, with bookings in place for a record number of visitors.
- Some seasonal residents and others with family connections on P.E.I. are thrilled at the prospect of coming to the Island this summer without the need to self-isolate for 14 days — provided they have proof of vaccination.
- Coffee shops in Charlottetown are delicately discouraging "computer campers" from taking up tables for hours at a time when space is at a premium.
These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 60.
- People over the age of 55 may book for an AstraZeneca vaccine at a pharmacy.
- People over the age of 55, with birthdays from January to August, may book at a public clinic.
- Islanders 40-59 years of age with underlying medical conditions, and all eligible members of their household.
- People providing health care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.
- Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.
- Residents and staff of long-term care homes.
- Adults living in Indigenous communities.
- Residents and staff of shared living facilities.
- Truck drivers and other rotational workers.
- 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.