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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, July 30

Islanders are reacting to news the Canadian Premier League (CPL) will play its coronavirus-shortened soccer season in Charlottetown beginning Aug. 13. 

Professional soccer coming to P.E.I. will prove to be an economic boon, says minister

The Canadian Premier League announced Wednesday its plan to come to P.E.I. for a shortened season. (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports for CPL)

Islanders are reacting to news the Canadian Premier League (CPL) will play its coronavirus-shortened soccer season in Charlottetown beginning Aug. 13. 

Professional soccer coming to P.E.I. will prove to be an economic boon at a time when tourism has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, says the province's tourism minister.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison discussed the plans around the CPL season with CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin.

A new survey of how Island parents, teachers and students felt about online education at home during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring shows a majority of them worry it created gaps in students' learning

The five Islanders who have been waiting for their service dogs will have to wait even longer, since the Lions Foundation of Canada has had to suspend its dog training program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'You know, we have to open up, and we have to start living again, I know, but that's a lot of people coming. Will they stay where they're supposed to? Will they abide by the rules? I don't know,' said Barb Phillips, of plans for the Canadian Premier League to play its season on P.E.I.  (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

A P.E.I. piper has found a unique way to lift spirits during the COVID-19 lockdown. James MacHattie offered a daily dose of vitamin B, as in bagpipes — virtually of course.

P.E.I.'s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is reviewing how it responds to emergencies in light of the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 and the challenges the pandemic presents.

Norbert Carpenter, who took on one of the Island's most crucial education roles this week, says the back-to-school plan for students in the age of COVID-19 is "days away" from being released.

CBC Montreal asked dozens of physicians, epidemiologists and public health experts what to expect from a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Most said the severity of a second wave will depend on what infection-control measures governments put in place and whether or not people adhere to public health guidelines.

The Island has no active cases of COVID-19, with the province reporting that all 36 cases have recovered.

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