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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Oct. 22

The province announced it will increase funding by $1.1 million to eight Innovation PEI programs to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Public health officials will attend Friday's Charlottetown Islanders game at Eastlink Centre

Public health officials are recommending Islanders get flu shots, in the hopes of avoiding an outbreak of flu during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Travis Kingdon/CBC)

The province announced it will increase funding by $1.1 million to eight Innovation PEI programs to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison told CBC News: Compass Thursday that public health officials will attend Friday night's Charlottetown Islanders hockey game at the Eastlink Centre to make sure the massive operational plan is being followed. A maximum of 970 people will be allowed inside.

Summerside's Journal-Pioneer newspaper is returning as a weekly publication in early November after shutting down in the spring due to COVID-19, and staff and city politicians are pleased.

P.E.I.'s golf courses have been busy, despite a lack of tourists during the pandemic.

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The continued closure of the psychiatric unit at Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is unacceptable, says Green MLA Trish Altass. Psychiatric patients were sent home in March to make way for a potential influx of COVID-19 patients.

Island craft lovers won't be able to enjoy the annual Three Oaks Craft Fair this fall, but they will have a "COVID-friendly" alternative this weekend in Summerside.

P.E.I.'s retail sales took a big jump in August but they still have a way to go before they reach pre-pandemic levels.

There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. Of those, 63 cases are now considered recovered. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths, and there is no evidence of community spread.

Also in the news

  • The pandemic was a central issue in the CBC-sponsored debate Tuesday evening between candidates in the District 10, Charlottetown-Winsloe byelection.
  • Prince Edward Island construction companies are maintaining a brisk pace of work despite the pandemic, but say workers are getting harder to find all the time.
  • Expansion and capital improvements at three P.E.I. schools will be accelerated due to the federal government's new COVID-19 Resilience Stream infrastructure funding, the province said in a news release. Principals at the schools say they're thrilled.           

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