COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, May 12
Province announces support for families as awareness of domestic issues 'heightened'
As P.E.I.'s borders remain closed to non-essential traffic, the Department of Justice and Public Safety is investigating the possibility of stowaways entering the province.
The province announced supports to help address the challenges of separation, divorce and parenting from multiple homes during COVID-19. As well, it created a group to look after the interests of children and youth until an independent advocate can be appointed.
Old Home Week and the Summerside Lobster Carnival will not go ahead as planned this summer because of COVID-19 restrictions, but they haven't been cancelled altogether.
Thousands of CRA employees, including about 150 on P.E.I., have stepped up to process millions of Canada emergency benefit applications.
P.E.I. has had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All have recovered.
Also in the news
- Even as P.E.I.'s COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being relaxed and Islanders regain access to some public spaces, some Islanders aren't planning on retiring their masks.
- The owner of a business in Souris, P.E.I. says he's dealing with people coming from off-Island in his store "almost daily."
- The Island company behind the TopServe mobile app has developed technology to minimize contact in restaurants.
- Hospice P.E.I. has revamped its "critical" hike and bike fundraiser amid COVID-19.
- Island tourism operators are pressing the provincial government for more details on when visitor restrictions will be eased, or at least updated.
- 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.