COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, July 13

Contact tracing on a P.E.I. woman whose COVID-19 case was revealed Sunday has uncovered a new case, a man in his 40s who is a health care worker at Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Contact tracing underway at Queen Elizabeth Hospital after man worked 7 shifts

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced another case of COVID-19 at a briefing Monday morning. (CBC)

Contact tracing on a new case of COVID-19 announced on P.E.I. Sunday has uncovered a new case, a man in his 40s who is a health-care worker at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown.

The man was tested Sunday and results came back positive Sunday evening

The testing station for COVID-19 is back up and running again at Confederation Bridge, after complaints from truckers.

A second round of tests at Whisperwood Villa have all come back negative.

Many small businesses are now asking employees to wear a mask while at work. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown what can be possible with regard to a basic income guarantee on P.E.I.

The Downtown Farmers' Market returned to Charlottetown with COVID-19 precautions in place.

Health PEI told employees in an email earlier this week that all staff who come in contact with patients and who aren't able to physically distance must now wear medical masks.

Also in the news

  • The P.E.I. Humane Society says dog bites are on the rise this year, and believe it's likely linked to more people staying at home because of the pandemic.
  • With COVID-19 shutting down Islanders' plans for summer travel, at least outside the Atlantic provinces, a lot of people are looking for things to do. Some shared their summer bucket lists.
  • Fabric stores on P.E.I. are seeing an increase in business as more people are making their own face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Education Minister Brad Trivers gave more details to CBC News on how schools will operate in the fall — students will not be required to physically distance in classrooms or on buses, he said, but may have to wear face masks in hallways.

Further resources

More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.


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