COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Sept. 3
2 new cases confirmed on P.E.I.
Prince Edward Island has two more cases of COVID-19, again detected during routine testing of self-isolating essential workers who travelled to the province from another country.
Overall, the Island's coronavirus numbers are remaining low and under control, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told CBC's Mainstreet P.E.I. that it's thanks to the Atlantic bubble.
Islanders can now find out online if they have tested negative for COVID-19. The provincial government's new web page has gone live.
Javan Mizero Nsangira's case was in court in Charlottetown after he was charged in July with failing to self-isolate while under a public health order, as well as other offences. Protesters wondered why he had been detained for so long.
A woman from China visiting her new grandchild is having trouble returning home, because she can't get the COVID-19 test the Chinese government requires.
Island Waste Management reminded people that gloves, disposable masks and sanitary wipes need to go in the black bin, not in recycling or down the toilet.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said growing case numbers in other parts of the country make the risks of a Canadian bubble too great for P.E.I.
She also told CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin an order influenza vaccine is arriving to the province early in order to avoid a dual outbreak of COVID-19 and the flu.
East Wiltshire Intermediate School in Cornwall, P.E.I. is getting ready for its first day of classes next week.
P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 46 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are two active cases on the Island at the moment.
Also in the news
- Student athletes on Prince Edward Island will get to gear up starting Sept. 14 — but only for certain sports.
- Ridership on Northumberland Ferries is climbing after dropping 70 per cent in July compared to the previous year.
- The Public Schools Branch is confident schools are ready to reopen, with only two active cases of COVID-19 on the Island.
- The province has announced there will be a further easing of restrictions on Oct. 1.
- Many P.E.I. kids won't be going back to classes on Sept. 8 to allow students new to those schools a day to get oriented.
- Tackle football is returning to P.E.I. this fall, with some adjustments in light of 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 is a chart tracking COVID-19 numbers and a timeline of COVID-19-related events on P.E.I.
- Here is a guide on what parents and students need to know before heading back to class as soon as Sept. 8.