COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Sept. 2

Some P.E.I. students won't be going back to school until Sept. 9, and the Public Schools Branch is confident schools are ready to open.

Some P.E.I. schools pushing back 1st day of class for returning students

Tyler Newson will get to play tackle football this fall. (Tony Davis/CBC)

Many P.E.I. kids won't be going back to classes on Sept. 8 to allow students new to those schools a day to get oriented.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says growing case numbers in other parts of the country make the risks of a Canadian bubble too great for P.E.I.

Student athletes on Prince Edward Island will get to gear up starting Sept. 14 — but only for certain sports.

Tackle football is returning to P.E.I. this fall, with some adjustments in light of the pandemic.

The Public Schools Branch is confident schools are ready to reopen, with no active cases of COVID-19 on the Island.

PSB confident as schools ready to open with zero active cases on P.E.I.


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'The good thing about Prince Edward Island is we start at net-zero. We're going into a school year without cases, without community spread,' says acting director of the Public Schools Branch Norbert Carpenter. 6:31

Ridership on Northumberland Ferries is climbing after dropping 70 per cent in July compared to the previous year.

The province has announced there will be a further easing of restrictions on Oct. 1.

Starting Thursday, Islanders testing negative for COVID-19 will be able to get their results online.

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 44 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are no active cases on the Island, public health officials said on Tuesday.

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