COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, May 25

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King and his government are riding high in the polls as the legislature gets set to sit on Tuesday.

Next COVID-19 briefing scheduled for Tuesday

The streets of downtown Charlottetown are a little busier with stores, and this barber, opening up on Friday. (Julien Lecacheur/Radio-Canada)

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King and his PC government have soared in popularity during the pandemic, according to a new poll.

A team of 28 Islanders from various backgrounds and organizations has been created to establish a plan for recovery and growth potential for the province over the next one, two, five and 10 years.

CBC News: Compass, P.E.I.'s 6 p.m. television news show, will return to its one-hour format June 15. It had been reduced to a half-hour in March due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Charlottetown restaurants are keen to set up patios to make physical distancing easier when they reopen June 1.

UPEI is planning a balance of online and in-person options for students when it reopens in the fall.

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, is expected to give her next COVID-19 briefing Tuesday at 11 a.m. Morrison has led Islanders through the two months of the pandemic. Read more about her here.

P.E.I. has had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All have recovered. More than 5,300 people on P.E.I. have been tested.

Also in the news

  • Some retail stores and services such as barbers and massage therapists began reopening Friday during Phase 2 of the province's ease-back plan.
  • Some Island fishermen say a week into the delayed spring season, they're just not able to sell everything they're catching.
  • P.E.I. campgrounds say they are struggling to prepare with lack of government information.
  • The P.E.I. Legislature will hold its first sitting Tuesday since the start of the pandemic, and there have been some changes made.
  • The Confederation Centre of the Arts is surveying Islanders to ask what kind of programming they might like to see this summer when pandemic restrictions ease.

Further resources

More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.


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