COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Nov. 3

The province renewed the public health state of emergency and some P.E.I. businesses are adapting for staff holiday parties.

Unit 9 psychiatric ward at QEH has reopened

The holiday season is approaching and P.E.I. retailers are adapting during the pandemic. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC)

The province renewed its state of emergency for another 30 days, and P.E.I. Premier Dennis King said he expects those renewals to continue into the foreseeable future.

Some businesses on P.E.I. are adapting to current public health measures as planning for staff holiday parties picks up steam and groups look to celebrate in a physically distant manner.

Recruitment methods have changed at UPEI due to COVID-19, but interest has remained high, university officials say.

The Unit 9 psychiatric ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown has reopened after patients were relocated in the spring to make room for potential COVID-19 cases.

This year, the Charlottetown Legion is asking Islanders not to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony in person, but they're inviting people to visit the cenotaph on their own time. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC)

Communities across P.E.I. are preparing for physically-distanced Remembrance Day ceremonies.

With Harvest House's dining room offer of free meals for people in need closed, the charity is taking hot meals to the street.

With so many students being driven to school by the parents during the pandemic, some are complaining traffic around the schools is unsafe.

There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and all are considered recovered. There have been no deaths, hospitalizations and no evidence of community spread.

Prince Edward Island continues to be the only province in Canada with no active cases of COVID-19. There have also been no deaths in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Yukon reported its first death Oct. 30.

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  • Family medicine has changed on P.E.I. since COVID hit, with fewer face-to-face appointments each day.
  • Despite a 70-per-cent drop in business during 2020's devastated tourism season, the owner of the Brackley Drive-in Theatre saw a lot of positives in 2020, and was recently presented with a tourism award.
  • The annual poppy campaign on P.E.I. started Friday, and organizers hope COVID-19 won't hurt fundraising efforts.

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