COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Aug. 11
Health PEI is hiring for a range of positions
Health PEI is hiring additional staff for multiple health-care service roles in preparation of a second wave of COVID-19.
Harness racing fans on P.E.I. are being warned not to make plans to attend the annual Gold Cup and Saucer race this year in person, unless they have a reservation.
MLAs on P.E.I.'s standing committee on education and economic growth want top education officials to answer some questions about the province's back-to-school plan.
The Atlantic bubble has given tourism operators on P.E.I. a much-needed boost, Tourism Minister Matthew MacKay said in an interview with CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin.
Post-secondary students from outside the Atlantic bubble have begun arriving on P.E.I., and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has outlined some of the details for ensuring their safe arrival.
Health PEI chief of nursing Marion Dowling says P.E.I. is catching up on elective surgeries postponed in the early weeks of the pandemic.
Morrison and Dowling were speaking at the regular weekly provincial pandemic briefing.
Initial COVID-19 tests on Canadian Premier League soccer participants in Charlottetown have all come back negative.
About 300 professional soccer players, coaches and staff are preparing for a season in a way they've never done before, but so far, they say it's better than they imagined.
Rugby is returning to P.E.I. fields, but there are some rule changes.
There may be the odd mistake and some tough transitions as students and staff adjust to the back-to-school plan, but life at P.E.I. schools should be fine in time as rules become routine, according to some student council presidents.
The Island has no active cases of COVID-19. The province has reported a total of 36 cases, with no deaths or hospitalizations.
Also in the news
- COVID-19 delayed the opening of the new Arts Hotel in downtown Charlottetown, but it didn't stop it.
- Walmart will require all customers and staff to wear a mask in its stores across the country starting on Wednesday of this week.
- The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown will be back at full capacity starting in September, but it is looking for some help from the community to complete some changes it is making because of COVID-19.
- A P.E.I. artist has designed a pin to help people navigate difficult conversations about physical distancing during the pandemic and beyond.
- 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.