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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Feb. 21

Vaccinations continue to roll out on P.E.I. and public health restrictions remain in place on P.E.I. as the global COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark. The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Global pandemic approaching 1-year mark

Despite COVID-19 protocols, Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale has been busy this winter. (Julien Lecacheur/Radio Canada)

Vaccinations continue to roll out on P.E.I. and public health restrictions remain in place on P.E.I. as the global COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.

Officials with the Souris Harbour Authority are hoping the Atlantic bubble will resume in time for the crab fishing season in April.

About 90 per cent of the Special Olympics programming and training on P.E.I. has resumed, and officials are now setting their sights on competition. 

Island tourism operators will soon have access to free training programs aimed at helping them adapt their businesses during a pandemic.

P.E.I. has had 115 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. Two remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

On Sunday, Newfoundland and Labrador reported 25 new cases of COVID-19. The province now has 430 active cases. 

New Brunswick reported four new cases and one death. It now has 87 active cases.

Nova Scotia reported one new case, with the total of active cases at 19. Also, six people were fined $1,000 each, following two social gatherings in Halifax on Saturday.

Also in the news

  • Gas prices rose again on P.E.I. Friday, up three cents a litre. This is the fourth week in a row Islanders have seen an increase, even though non-essential travel off the Island is not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • A man who is experiencing homelessness in Charlottetown says he doesn't know where he and others can go to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, even though people living in shelters have been identified as a priority group
  • P.E.I. public health officials are asking everyone on a Feb. 16 flight from Montreal to Charlottetown to report to a testing clinic, after a new COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Dr. Heather Morrison says work is underway on a proof-of-vaccination card or record, showing the dates of a person's vaccination and the locations where they got both shots.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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