COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Sept. 22

No new cases on P.E.I., and Holland College instructors adjust to teaching in the pandemic.

The province's 811 lines were reaching capacity on Monday

The classroom looks different this fall at Holland College. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

There are no new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and all previous cases have recovered, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in her weekly news briefing Tuesday.

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 57 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations.

Morrison said guidance on holiday gatherings will be on the province's website Tuesday. Gatherings of more than 20 people will require an operational plan. Halloween trick or treaters are advised to visit only homes they know.

As the term starts at Holland College, here's how two instructors are adjusting to educate their students during the pandemic.

A P.E.I. man has failed in his effort to fight a $1,000 fine for failing to self-isolate due to COVID-19.

Officials with the province say P.E.I.'s 811 lines were reaching capacity on Monday, causing the line to ring busy for some Islanders.

The province announced it will use part of its federal COVID-19 relief grant to provide licensed early learning and child-care centres with additional support staff, personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies to meet health and safety measures.

The Canada Games should be back on schedule for P.E.I.'s turn in 2023, and changes forced by the pandemic could create some opportunities.

Also in the news

  • Forge FC won the Canadian Premier League title for the second straight year Saturday, defeating HFX Wanderers FC 2-0 on second-half goals by Alexander Achinioti-Jonsson and Maxim Tissot in the Island Games final.
  • Summerside director Susan Rodgers has spent the last several years creating Still the Water, and for a limited time you can watch the film online as part of the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, which has moved online in the pandemic.
  • P.E.I.'s provincial nominee program is picking up speed again after languishing during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further resources

More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.


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