COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Aug. 4

As tourism ramps back up the province tries a new marketing approach.

Some new COVID-19 exposure sites were announced over the weekend

Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Prince Edward Island Wednesday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Prince Edward Island has three new COVID-19 cases involving travel, the Chief Public Health Office said in a news release late Wednesday.

DJs in Prince Edward Island say business is starting to pick up now that the province is allowing dancing at weddings.

A P.E.I. woman is hoping to highlight some of the Island's attractions, and give publicity to local businesses and tourism operators affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Some potential exposure sites related to travellers were reported on the weekend.

The Chief Public Health Office says anyone who travelled on Air Canada flight 7554 from Montreal to Charlottetown  on July 27 should monitor for symptoms. 

In a separate case, the CPHO reported potential exposures at two restaurants and a golf course from July 23-26.

Biking on the Bonshaw trails is one of many activities highlighted on the Activate Our Island Twitter account. (Activate Our Island/Twitter)

Flair Airlines landed its first flight at Charlottetown Airport on Monday, the third new flight at the airport in a week.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada: 

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.
  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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