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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, Dec. 4

Dr. Heather Morrison has confirmed that all COVID-19 test results have come back negative for the close contacts of a positive case at Charlottetown Rural High School, and P.E.I. will not rejoin the Atlantic bubble until at least Dec. 21.

2nd round of tests related to Charlottetown Rural all negative

Most people arriving on P.E.I. will have to self-isolate for two weeks with the Atlantic bubble suspension continuing. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has confirmed that all COVID-19 test results have come back negative for the close contacts of a positive case at Charlottetown Rural High School. 

The number of men in jobs on P.E.I. in November was virtually the same as it was in January, but working women have made no progress in returning to pre-pandemic levels since the summer.

An annual free Christmas dinner in Souris has received the green light from public health to do a takeout version Dec. 25. 

Island comedian Sandy Gillis shared how keeping people laughing has been keeping up his own spirits during the pandemic. 

P.E.I. will not rejoin the Atlantic bubble until at least Dec. 21.

Sold tags are on many of the appliances at Birts. On Wednesday the store had no freezers available. (Laura Meader/CBC)

Several P.E.I. appliance stores are dealing with a shortage of products to sell because COVID-19 is affecting the manufacturers of fridges, stoves, washers and dryers.

One additional COVID-19 case was confirmed in P.E.I. Thursday, a man in his 20s who is a rotational worker and recently travelled to the Island from outside the Atlantic region. 

P.E.I. currently has five active cases, and there have been 73 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

Nova Scotia reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. The province currently has 117 active cases. 

New Brunswick reported eight new cases Friday and is dealing with 111 active cases.

Also in the news

  • P.E.I. is adding 55 new front-line positions to schools across the province to support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Storytime from the P.E.I. Library Service has returned, but has gone online.
  • Islanders who want to donate reusable face masks can now drop off donations at Access PEI locations across the province, and free masks will now be available at 14 food banks and pantries around P.E.I. 

Further resources

  • 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 look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.

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