COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Dec. 19

There is one new travel-related case of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and seven active cases.

1 new case of COVID-19 announced, no public exposure locations

Hockey games are back on, but in some cases, spectators won't be able to attend because of COVID-19 restrictions. (Brittany Spencer/CBC)

P.E.I.'s chief public health officer announced one new case of COVID-19 on P.E.I. Saturday. 

Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed that the individual who tested positive is a woman in her 50s who arrived in the province Thursday following travel within Canada but outside the Atlantic provinces.

The woman is in self-isolation and Public Health is following up with her daily.

There are no public exposure locations in P.E.I. related to this case. The woman arrived on Air Canada Flight 8302 from Montreal to Charlottetown.

Anyone who travelled on this flight should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If a person develops symptoms they should immediately visit one of P.E.I.'s drop-in testing clinics. 

The display at James Gallant's house in North Rustico lights up the neighbourhood. (Brian McInnis)

Changing plans

Christmas is less than a week away, and some Islanders are changing plans for Christmas dinner because of the restrictions on gatherings. 

Live music and theatre are entertainment options now that circuit-breaker regulations have eased. Find ideas in our 5 fun things story. 

Larger gatherings can now be held at places of worship, and hockey games can go ahead, though in some cases, there will be no spectators for those games.  

Health PEI outlined how it is easing restrictions for visiting in hospitals and health-care centres Friday. 

Some Island businesses are celebrating the restrictions lifting early, while others say their window of opportunity has closed.

The Island has had 91 positive cases, with seven active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations in the province.

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Further resources

  • Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on P.E.I. — including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures and essential health services.
  • Here is a look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.

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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