COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Sept. 15
2 new cases of COVID-19 announced
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King expressed his pride in the work that Islanders have done to control the spread of COVID-19, six months after the first case hit the Island, and acknowledged the fatigue everyone is feeling.
P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 57 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. Two more cases were announced Tuesday, but one of those has already recovered. There is just one active case currently on the Island.
Halloween might look a little different on P.E.I. this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Heather Morrison said during her weekly public briefing.
The pedestrian shuttle for the Confederation Bridge remains out of service and there are no immediate plans to resume it while COVID-19 is still a threat to safety, says the bridge's general manager.
Door-to-door canvassing by candidates will not be part of the campaign during the upcoming byelection in Charlottetown-Winsloe.
A 20-year-old Charlottetown man has been fined $1,000 for hosting a party with more than 15 people inside, police say.
UPEI is not among the institutions most at risk financially as the pandemic keeps new international students out of Canada due to the pandemic — but it will likely suffer, says a report by Higher Education Strategy Associates.
Also in the news
- Municipalities across P.E.I. are trying to figure out what this year's Santa Claus parades will look like because of COVID-19.
- Some P.E.I. farmers are complaining CERB has made an ongoing labour shortage worse.
- COVID-19 can make relationships challenging — especially when one person in P.E.I. and the other in Australia. Here's how one couple is coping.
- 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.