COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Sept. 14

A couple tries to maintain a relationship across international boundaries, and a farm labour shortage gets worse.

'Vast majority' of Canadians still susceptible to COVID-19, early antibody testing suggests

If there is a Santa Claus Parade in Summerside this year floats like this one are unlikely to be on the move. (Downtown Summerside/Facebook)

Municipalities across P.E.I. are trying to figure out what this year's Santa Claus parades will look like because of COVID-19.

A 20-year-old Charlottetown man has been fined $1,000 for hosting a party with more than 15 people inside, police say.

UPEI is not among the institutions most at risk financially as the pandemic keeps new international students out of Canada due to the pandemic — but it will likely suffer, says a report by Higher Education Strategy Associates.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says "in a perfect world," the district of Charlottetown-Winsloe would have a new MLA in place by the time the legislature resumes sitting in early November.

Some P.E.I. farmers are complaining CERB has made an ongoing labour shortage worse.

The number of people with antibodies for the novel coronavirus is low, early research by the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force suggests.

Two Island couples are turning to self-sustained, off-grid living as a result of the pandemic — one for the first time and one after a bit of a hiatus.

A soccer season is underway at P.E.I.'s post-secondary schools. (Submitted by the University of Prince Edward Island)

UPEI and Holland College athletes returned to the pitch this weekend. Public Health officials have reversed an earlier decision and approved a plan to allow schools to co-host a varsity soccer league for men's and women's teams during the fall season.

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 55 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. Of those, eight are active and 47 are considered recovered.

Also in the news

  • P.E.I. is a little ahead of most of Canada in its economic recovery following the most severe pandemic lockdowns, but some of the most difficult hurdles may be yet to come.
  • The open-air markets have been working pretty well, say the administrators of the farmers' markets in Charlottetown and Summerside, but with the fall coming it's time to get inside.
  • COVID-19 can make relationships challenging — especially when one person in P.E.I. and the other in Australia. Here's how one couple is coping.

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