COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, April 17
State of emergency came into effect 8 a.m. Friday
There were no new cases of COVID-19 announced on Friday, and 118 negative test results have come back since Thursday's briefing.
Northumberland Ferries has delayed the start of its season until at least June 1.
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association is taking a vote among its members on whether to delay the opening of lobster season to either May 6 or May 13.
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says lobster fishermen are being asked to make an impossible choice and Ottawa needs to step up and support them.
Official Opposition leader Peter Bevan-Baker is calling for a higher degree of oversight after the government declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 Thursday.
- P.E.I. lawn-care companies expect 'huge hit' after being deemed non-essential by public health.
- A P.E.I. group is ramping up online support for new parents during COVID-19 pandemic.
- Premier Dennis King talks to Compass host Louise Martin about what easing restrictions might look like.
- P.E.I. program for recovering addicts finds new home in junior high cafeteria.
- A snowbird turned away at Confederation Bridge earlier this week has been allowed to return to P.E.I.
- Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on P.E.I. — including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures, and essential health services.
- Here are charts tracking COVID-19 numbers and a timeline of COVID-19-related events on P.E.I.
- A full list of COVID-19 cancellations can be viewed here. You can report closures on our cancellation hotline at 1-877-236-9350.
COVID-19: What you need to know
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms include:
But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.
Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.
How can I protect myself?
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
- Practise physical distancing.
More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.