COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Nov. 12

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and Health PEI Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling, who have led P.E.I.'s health system through the pandemic, were awarded for their public service by Rotary Thursday.

Morrison and Dowling lauded by Rotary club for public service during pandemic

Many Island stores are selling masks as well as reminding people that wearing them is strongly recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC)

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison and Health PEI Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling were named Paul Harris fellows by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough-Charlottetown on Thursday for their service during the pandemic.

Officials with Hear P.E.I. are promoting the use of new pins which indicate that the wearer has problems hearing. Masks, Plexiglas and other barriers have made things harder during the pandemic for those with hearing difficulties. 

Morrison announced one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The new case is a rotational worker in his 30s who travelled outside the Atlantic bubble. The Chief Public Health Office is advising people who visited

  • Red and White Hardware Store in Ellerslie, P.E.I., Nov. 9 between 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Walmart in Summerside, P.E.I., Nov. 10 between 9 and 10 a.m.

to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they experience them:

This adds to one case announced Tuesday and two announced Friday. That brings the total active cases to four in the province. P.E.I. has seen a total of 68 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

P.E.I. is aiming to start COVID-19 vaccinations in early 2021 in the wake of promising news from drug manufacturer Pfizer this week.

Also in the news

  • The Charlottetown Legion is bracing for a big drop in funds raised in its poppy campaign this year, which means less money for charities supporting veterans.
  • P.E.I. has put in an order for more flu vaccines after distributing nearly 79,200 doses. The Chief Public Health Office called it one of the largest uptakes ever. 
  • P.E.I. schools are proceeding with parent-teacher interviews despite the pandemic. Here's what that will look like.
  • The association representing airports in Atlantic Canada has asked all four provincial governments to begin testing passengers flying into the region's airports for COVID-19.

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