COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, June 3
Liberal MLA Hal Perry questions province's decision to let in seasonal residents
More calls have been made for government to reverse its decision to let in seasonal residents while some visiting restrictions at long-term care facilities and hospitals remain.
This time, the call came from Liberal MLA Hal Perry during Wednesday's emergency sitting of the legislature.
P.E.I. began accepting applications from seasonal residents to come to their summer homes Monday, and had received more than 700 requests by Tuesday.
The City of Charlottetown is budgeting for a massive COVID-19-induced revenue shortfall.
P.E.I. restaurants are now allowed to open their dining rooms, but some are choosing not to.
More visitor restrictions have been eased at P.E.I. health facilities.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison discussed the applications for seasonal residentduring a regular pandemic briefing Tuesday morning. Morrison also announced essential workers travelling between New Brunswick and P.E.I. are having to self-isolate again.
While Phase 2 and Phase 3 of easing restrictions were less than two weeks apart, Morrison said Islanders would have to wait until the end of June or beginning of July for Phase 4.
P.E.I. has had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All have recovered. More than 6,700 COVID-19 tests from P.E.I. have been done.
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- Charlottetown's Masjid Dar As-Salam mosque has reopened for daily prayers.
- In the legislature Tuesday, the Liberals pressed for details on the plan for students this fall.
- Recreational sports leagues are facing challenges in starting operations again.
- Choirs, still not permitted to perform together, are longing for the day when they can spread their joy again.
- Teachers can now meet with students in the classroom for individual appointments.
- Here's a quick overview of some of the changes in pandemic restrictions Monday.
- 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.