COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, July 23

The province has cleared more than 150 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours with no new cases, and the construction industry slows but continues to grow.

Courtrooms on P.E.I. are making changes to adapt to COVID-19.

P.E.I.'s construction industry has been continuing to grow, even during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

More than 150 COVID-19 tests have been cleared on P.E.I. in the last 24 hours, with no new cases. There are currently 43 tests pending.

The news comes from the province's daily online data update. On Tuesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather  Morrison noted that P.E.I. ranks third in Canada in terms of testing per capita, behind Alberta and Ontario.

Prince Edward Island has done 108 tests per 1,000 residents compared to the Canadian average of 94 per 1,000, she said.

Courtrooms on P.E.I. are making changes to adapt to COVID-19.

Growth in the P.E.I. construction industry has slowed during the pandemic, but it hasn't stopped.


The Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. has made available a course on cleaning and disinfecting, specifically designed to address problems presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts in Summerside has cancelled its theatre arts program for the coming year, because it requires singing and close proximity of students. 

A UPEI student says the cancellation of a federal youth volunteer program has left her in the lurch.

Ann Robertson, executive director of CHANCES, says she hopes to find a place for the Belfast daycare so it can stay open. (Travis Kingdon/CBC)

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program is not working for some Island businesses that have been evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Charlottetown MP Sean Casey.

Prince Edward Island is now down to two active cases of COVID-19, out of a total of 36 diagnosed since the pandemic began. 

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