COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, April 13

The reopening of Atlantic bubble has been postponed until at least May 3, and 80 per cent of essential workers at Atlantic Beef Products have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reopening of Atlantic bubble postponed until at least May 3

The Atlantic bubble will be staying closed until at least May 3. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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.

Holland College and UPEI have announced plans for spring convocation. (Randy McAndrew/CBC)

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.

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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.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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