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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Dec. 30

A public meeting to decide the future of short-term rentals in Charlottetown was put on hold and P.E.I. professional rugby player Alysha Corrigan is now in London to join a team called the Saracens.

Watch a CBC P.E.I. video about the impact of COVID-19 on P.E.I. over the last 10 months

The first doses of Moderna vaccine are on their way. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool/Reuters)

A public meeting to decide the future of short-term rentals in Charlottetown was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the city says it's not planning to reschedule anytime soon. 

P.E.I. professional rugby player Alysha Corrigan is now in London to join a team called the Saracens, despite COVID-19 related training and travel challenges. 

As part of a series on how COVID-19 is affecting Islanders, a retail store manager talks about how the pandemic has affected her business.

CBC News looks back at the impact of COVID-19 on P.E.I. over the last 10 months.

Alysha Corrigan is one of the few Islanders who have ever signed on with a professional rugby team. She hopes to return from the UK in May to resume training with Canada's national team -- if travel restrictions are lifted. (Jennie Fougere)

On Tuesday, P.E.I. announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the province, both related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office says the province expects to get its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, 1,200 doses, this week.

After careful consideration, a P.E.I. nurse has decided not to get the vaccine because she is pregnant.

COVID-19 testing clinics on P.E.I. are closed New Year's Day, with reduced hours on New Year's Eve. (Brittany Spencer/CBC)

The Island has had 96 positive cases, with six still active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations in the province.

Also in the news

  • Two Islanders share their experience of living in England during the pandemic.
  • Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic during a year-end interview with CBC News: Compass, Premier Dennis King said it will take time to balance the budget because many Islanders "need us to be there to get through COVID."
  • A P.E.I. business selling geckos really took off during the pandemic, boosting sales by 600 per cent since the March lockdown. 
  • COVID testing clinics will have reduced hours on New Year's Eve and all will be closed on New Year's Day.

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.

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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