COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, April 21
Province is hoping to lift some of the restrictions in early May
There are no new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. to report Tuesday, and the total number of cases remains at 26, with 23 considered recovered.
The province is hoping to lift some of the restrictions that have been put in place due to COVID-19 by early May said P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.
Premier Dennis King called in Auditor General Jane MacAdam to review the millions of dollars the P.E.I. government is handing out in COVID-19 relief.
The Abegweit First Nation has declared a state of emergency. The state of emergency will allow Abegweit First Nation to mirror the province's declaration and align with the provincial Emergency Measures Organization and public health measures.
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association will recommend to Fisheries and Oceans Canada two different start dates of May 6 or May 13 for the spring lobster season for two regions around Prince Edward Island.
P.E.I. shellfishers have asked that the spring season be delayed for two weeks, for an opening on May 15.
A task force is being formed in Summerside, P.E.I. to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Spring cleanup of branches, leaves and debris has now been added to the list of lawn-care services deemed essential by the P.E.I. government during COVID-19.
Auto repair shops are getting busy again as people make appointments to remove their winter tires.
A Charlottetown food bank says about 75 per cent of its users have been first-timers during the pandemic.
The P.E.I. government reopened two more liquor stores, in Stratford and West Royalty, on Tuesday.
- Easing up some COVID-19 restrictions in early May the hope, say King and Morrison.
- Abegweit First Nation declares state of emergency amid COVID-19.
- Two different start dates being recommended for two P.E.I. lobster fishing areas.
- How one P.E.I. company is using chickens to try to detect COVID-19 in humans.
- Task force established in Summerside to support local business hurt by COVID-19.
- P.E.I. updates which lawn-care services deemed essential during COVID-19.
- Former Minister of Tourism Heath MacDonald says providing tourism scenarios would help operators and employees make plans for the season.
- Uncertain markets have P.E.I. potato farmers considering planting fewer hectares this year.
- Some long-term care homes are telling employees they can only work in one facility
- Islanders were cautioned to take physical distancing precautions while celebrating 420.
- 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.