COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, March 4
Check out the link to current public health restrictions below
A man in his 60s has contracted Prince Edward Island's latest case of COVID-19. He is a close contact of a previously announced case and had previously tested negative, but then developed symptoms and tested positive.
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Gardam explained why P.E.I. is extending the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses, in an interview with CBC News: Compass Thursday. Watch it here.
Liberal MLA Heath MacDonald pressed the government for details in the legislature Thursday for its plan to support the Island's tourism industry during the upcoming season.
The pandemic meant a tough year for P.E.I.'s Easter Seals Society, which raised only a third of what it usually does.
During a debate to recognize the contributions of young people during the pandemic, Social Development Minister Brad Trivers found himself under attack for comments about people in precarious employment.
Here are the current public health restrictions.
Here is what parents, students need to know as P.E.I. public schools open up again.
Dr. Heather Morrison says she is glad to have another weapon in her COVID-19 arsenal now that the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine has been approved for use in people under 65.
P.E.I. has 23 active cases, its most ever, out of 138 diagnosed since the pandemic first hit the Island nearly a year ago. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.
Also in the news
A Green MLA wants to know if government will reinstate a moratorium on student loan repayments.
The owner of a Charlottetown restaurant says he will pay a $5,000 fine for a Public Health Act infraction.
The Miscouche fire department is pleased firefighters are among those next in line for COVID-19 vaccinations on P.E.I.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced a new schedule for vaccinations on the Island.
- Islanders who have lost their incomes or had their hours reduced by 12 hours a week between Feb. 28 and March 14 because of new COVID-19 restrictions are eligible for $500 in help from the provincial government, a P.E.I. cabinet minister said Monday.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March 2020, and a timeline of pandemic events.
- 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.