COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, April 30
111 new negatives tests since Wednesday
There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island Thursday, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.
At an afternoon briefing she said 111 new negatives test results had come in since Wednesday.
"We've had one case in the last two weeks and a total of six cases for the month of April," Morrison said.
She said all cases are related to travel.
There have been 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., with 24 considered recovered.
Morrison said there are 2,130 people self-isolating on P.E.I. including 600 essential workers.
Some schools on P.E.I. will be reopening to students with priority needs as the province launches a respite care program for families during COVID-19.
In a briefing later Thursday afternoon, Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers outlined the new program, which is expected to roll out on May 11.
Trivers said the province has already received more than 100 calls from interested parents across P.E.I.
Also in the news
- The Village Feast, a major event in eastern P.E.I., has been cancelled.
- P.E.I.'s tourism operators are still wondering if they will have a season this year.
- Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission does not expect a rush of evictions after pandemic.
- P.E.I. nurse says working in a hospital in New York during the pandemic is like nothing he ever imagined.
- P.E.I. has extended its state of emergency to May 31.
- The government will house hundreds of temporary foreign workers during their quarantine.
- Golfers have been quick to book tee-off times as courses begin to open Friday.
- Dozens of city employees have been called back to work in Charlottetown.
- Garden centres are anticipating a busy spring.
- Some of P.E.I.'s seasonal restaurants are beginning to open, and making adjustments to doing business during the pandemic.
- 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.