COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Sept. 2
Some P.E.I. schools pushing back 1st day of class for returning students
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.
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.
Also in the news
- A couple of dogs on bicycles have been turning heads and stopping cars in Charlottetown all summer.
- A tent sale planned for Sept. 17-20 could help P.E.I. vendors hit hard due to COVID-19.
- Statistics Canada's latest farm cash receipts report shows sales of more than $200 million for the first half of 2020 — the best first half since 2009.
- A total of 18 physicians have signed on to practise on the Island in 2020, according to an update from Health PEI.
- Household contacts of students who are waiting for COVID-19 test results will not need to isolate, according to P.E.I.'s chief public health officer.
- 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.