COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Dec. 2

A program to help newcomers celebrate Christmas moves online, and Charlottetown shoppers get free parking.

P.E.I. adds more staff to schools to help manage COVID-19 measures

No need for coins when parking in downtown Charlottetown this month. (Pat Martel/CBC)

Several P.E.I. appliance stores are dealing with a shortage of products to sell because COVID-19 is affecting the manufacturers of fridges, stoves, washers and dryers.

P.E.I. is adding 55 new front-line positions to schools across the province to support students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A program where Islanders share their Christmas traditions with newcomers has moved online.

The collapse of the Atlantic bubble has left some Nova Scotia university students in a tough spot ahead of their end-of-semester exams and holiday break.

Wednesday night's Santa Claus tour in Charlottetown was postponed to Sunday

Holiday shoppers are receiving their own gift from the City of Charlottetown this December: free parking downtown

It continues to be quiet at the Charlottetown Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the CEO sees hope on the horizon after the federal government's fiscal update on Monday. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

The lack of activity at Charlottetown Airport is "surreal," the CEO says.

P.E.I. has seen a total of 72 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Nova Scotia on Wednesday, bringing its number of active cases to 127.

In New Brunswick, six new cases were reported, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 119.

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Further resources

  • Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on P.E.I. — including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures and essential health services.
  • Here is a look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.

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