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

Cannabis sales are down 70 per cent as stores remain closed, and P.E.I. dentists, open only for emergency, adapt to helping patients during the pandemic.

Holland College is opening up its residences for health-care workers

A floor sticker reminds people to keep their distance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Al Douglas)

P.E.I. has no new cases of COVID-19, chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said during her daily briefing Monday. 

The total number of cases on P.E.I. remains at 25, and 23 of those are considered recovered.

Cannabis sales are down 70 per cent, as stores remain closed as a non-essential service. Online sales have continued.

P.E.I. lobster processors are working on the assumption the season will start May 1, but they face some challenges.

Dentists are changing the way they are serving patients during the pandemic. They are open only for emergency service, but are finding ways to help some over the phone.

Holland College is opening its Charlottetown residences to health-care workers.

Members of P.E.I. Ground Search and Rescue are now monitoring provincial parks to remind people not to gather in groups of more than five and to stay at least two metres apart.

Recent stories

  • No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported on P.E.I. since April 8.
  • The P.E.I. Potato Board and ADL handed out free potatoes, cheese and milk on Saturday.
  • More ventilators for critically-ill COVID-19 patients are coming to P.E.I., but not as quickly as originally expected.
  • Here's how to take care of dry skin on your hands after washing them a lot.

Further resources

  • 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 is 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:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Tiredness.

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.

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