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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, July 7

Some COVID-19 rapid testing will now be offered on ferry crossings to Prince Edward Island, and the P.E.I. Pharmacists Association says uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies across the Island has been "very good" over the last few weeks.

The P.E.I. Pride Festival will include more in-person events this year

Some onboard COVID-19 testing is now happening on some Northumberland Ferries crossings. (Kevin Baillie)

Some COVID-19 rapid testing will now be offered on ferry crossings to Prince Edward Island.

The P.E.I. Pharmacists Association says uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies across the Island has been "very good" over the last few weeks.

Gas prices are expected to continue to rise, driven by increased demand with the world economy recovering as it comes out of the pandemic, along with the regular higher summer demand.

The P.E.I. Pride Festival will include more in-person events this year.

Nearly 3,000 people from outside the Atlantic region had applied for a PEI Pass by midday Tuesday — the first day they were allowed to apply.

Charlottetown Rural High School valedictorian Brandon MacKinnon gave his graduating speech 11 times. And it was COVID's fault.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling were given the keys to the City of Charlottetown during a ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday. (City of Charlottetown)

The City of Charlottetown has presented keys to the city to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling, in honour of their work keeping a lid on COVID-19 cases on the Island. 

Alcohol sales in P.E.I. increased in 2020, even though the COVID-19 pandemic meant the Island saw only a fraction of its regular visitors last year.

P.E.I. confirmed one new case of COVID-19 late Tuesday afternoon, meaning the province now has two active cases out of a total of 208.

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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.

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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