COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Feb. 9
Dowling says 2,750 Islanders aged 80 and older now have vaccination appointments
A total of 2,750 Prince Edward Island residents aged 80 and up have now secured two appointments each to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling said at the province's weekly briefing on Tuesday. Plans are in the works for an online appointment request system starting next week.
Dr. Heather Morrison is now urging rotational workers and truck drivers to wait for a negative COVID-19 test before rejoining their families if they have travelled off the Island. As for March break travel dreams? Not a good idea unless it's on P.E.I, says the CPHO. She also said an Island man has tested positive for COVID-19 while away from P.E.I.
Some seasonal residents who have been weathering the pandemic on P.E.I. are surprised to learn they will not be able to get a vaccine on the Island.
An Island couple say they'd like to see a more efficient way of making appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The City of Charlottetown is concerned about how the extended ban on cruise ships will affect local businesses and the municipal budget.
A disappointed P.E.I. hockey player is back on the Island after the suspension of the National Women's Hockey League season.
P.E.I. has had 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Four remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.
New Brunswick on Tuesday reported 15 new cases, a fourth variant case and another death.
Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer is implementing new restrictions for the St. John's area, after the province announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Also in the news
- A Summerside native and his British fiancée are trying to move to the Island from the U.K., but say they can't afford the new $2,000 fee to quarantine at a hotel, and have decided to crowdfund for help.
- We asked Islanders how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their romantic relationships.
- The use of face masks has meant that some people on P.E.I. are spending more time and money on how their eyes and eyebrows look.
- The unemployment rate on Prince Edward Island took a dive in January as fewer people sought work, according to Statistics Canada. Another factor was increased activity after COVID-19 circuit-breaker measures imposed in December were relaxed.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March, 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.