COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Dec. 21
P.E.I.'s COVID-19 vaccination clinics are going smoothly, organizers say
P.E.I.'s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is going smoothly vaccinating 250 to 300 people a day, and by the end of Monday organizers hoped to have 1,200 people vaccinated Karen Ellis, program lead for public health nursing on P.E.I. told CBC News: Compass.
Organizers with the volunteer group Santa's Angels say demand for Christmas-morning visits from Santa, complete with presents and food, is up again this year on Prince Edward Island.
In spite of the pandemic, business is booming for Charlottetown Metal Products and the company is having trouble finding qualified workers.
The leaky competition pool at Charlottetown's Bell Aliant Centre has been fixed. Early on in the pandemic it was drained for maintenance, but afterward wouldn't hold water until detective work found the leak.
Afraid of needles, including the COVID-19 vaccine? It's more common than people think, says clinical psychologist Katie Birnie, who offered suggestions for coping with needle fear.
And the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League says its 12 Quebec-based teams will resume play next month in Chicoutimi, Drummondville, Rimouski and Shawinigan, and said it hopes its six teams in Atlantic Canada can resume as soon as Jan. 21.
On Saturday, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer announced one new case of COVID-19 in the province.
Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed it is a woman in her 50s who arrived in the province on Air Canada Flight 8302 from Montreal Thursday following travel within Canada, but outside the Atlantic provinces.
The Island has had 91 positive cases, with seven active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations in the province.
Also in the news
- If you're having a smaller holiday meal than usual, check out ideas for what to cook from two Island chefs.
- Here's how some Islanders are changing plans for Christmas dinner because of gathering restrictions.
- Larger gatherings can now be held at places of worship and hockey games can go ahead, though in some cases no spectators will be allowed.
- Health PEI outlined how it is easing restrictions for visiting in hospitals and health-care centres Friday.
- Some Island businesses are celebrating the restrictions lifting early, while others say their window of opportunity has closed.
- P.E.I. retail sales have largely recovered from a dip caused by the pandemic, October sales figures released Friday by Statistics Canada suggest.
- The province announced Friday that liquor deliveries allowed during the pandemic will now be permanent.
- 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.
Reminder about symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsening fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.