COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Sept. 15

Halloween might look a little different this year, and P.E.I. marks six months in the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 new cases of COVID-19 announced

Hand sanitizer has been added to the list of essential school supplies this year. (John Robertson/CBC)

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.

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