COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, May 23
First weekend since March to get a haircut, shop in person in some retail stores
It's the first weekend since March that Islanders can get a haircut, shop at clothing stores instead of online and get a massage for their sore muscles.
Sunny skies are forecast through Monday, which could have a high of 20 C, according to Environment Canada.
Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, has led Islanders through the pandemic, setting policies and providing updates on the COVID-19 situation. Morrison, a Rhodes Scholar who grew up on a farm in York Point, is the subject of an in-depth profile by Sam Juric.
Morrison and P.E.I. Premier Dennis King have faced some criticism for allowing seasonal residents back in P.E.I. starting June 1. RCMP were called to King's home in Queens County on Friday after someone upset with some of the province's COVID-19 decisions arrived on the property.
A case before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is questioning whether provinces have a constitutional right to deny entry to Canadian citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
P.E.I. has had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All have recovered.
Also in the news
- P.E.I.'s seasonal residents a concern for N.B., but manageable, said New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs.
- Sport leaders on P.E.I. held a virtual conference this week with the Chief Public Health Office to discuss resuming activities.
- Families have been getting creative with birthday parties.
- Here's how some P.E.I. businesses prepared to reopen Friday as the province entered a new phase of easing restrictions.
- The pandemic won't stop the annual Women's Institute roadside cleanup.
P.E.I.'s Green Party is calling proposed amendments to the Emergency Measures Act an "astonishing power grab."
- 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.