COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Nov. 9

A group representing airports is calling on the Atlantic provinces to begin testing at those points of entry.

P.E.I. currently has two active cases of COVID-19, both announced on Friday

While the second wave of the pandemic is closing down some places in Canada, shops remain open on P.E.I. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC)

The association representing airports in Atlantic Canada has asked all four provincial governments to begin testing passengers flying into the region's airports for COVID-19. 

A new survey could determine who will be the first in Canada to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

P.E.I. school are proceeding with parent-teacher interviews despite the pandemic, here's what that will look like

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh program on P.E.I. has taken a major hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seniors College of P.E.I. has decided to cancel its winter term, which normally runs in January and February.

The president of the Seniors College of P.E.I. says the cancelled classes are not just about learning — it's an opportunity for seniors to get out and see people.

P.E.I. has put in an order for more flu vaccines after distributing nearly 79,200 doses. The Chief Public Health Office called it one of the largest uptakes ever. 

The province has two active cases of COVID-19.

Also in the news

  • The West Prince Christmas Hampers Group is asking donors for cash this year instead of physical items.
  • There will be no Christmas open houses hosted by the lieutenant-governor this year, or a levee to ring in the new year.
  • Right from the start, the pandemic has been driving demand for local food.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic forced P.E.I.'s climate change secretariat to delay some new programs in 2020.

Further resources

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