COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, May 5

Some P.E.I. hairdressers are concerned about plans for them to return to work, and other businesses are anxiously awaiting details about how they can open up their own shops.

Some P.E.I. hairdressers are concerned about plans for them to return to work

While some restrictions are being lifted on P.E.I., nitrous oxide is still not an option for pain relief during birth. (Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock)

With Phase 1 of the province's ease-back plan implemented May 1, P.E.I.'s businesses are now anxiously looking ahead to Phase 2 and what it will mean for them.

Some P.E.I. hairdressers are concerned about plans for them to return to work.

New Glasgow Lobster Suppers plans to open in early July for what the manager calls a "survival year."

In an effort to bridge the gap caused by a lack of tourists, the province is shifting from its traditional marketing campaign and will instead look to attract Islanders to activities and events on P.E.I.

Dental clinics will be allowed to reopen May 22, offering emergency treatments.

Watermark Theatre has cancelled the 2020 season, saying the pandemic will lead to both economic and artistic changes.

Twenty-five of P.E.I.'s 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, Dr. Heather Morrison said in her briefing Monday.

There are no new cases on P.E.I., and 245 new negative tests came back from the weekend.

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Further resources

COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Tiredness.

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.

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