COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, May 11
No new confirmed COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.
There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, said in a news briefing Monday.
All 27 positive cases have recovered, and 255 new negative tests came back over the weekend.
Morrison said so far, there have been over 250 complaints around people not following COVID-19 restrictions on P.E.I., 102 warnings and 16 charges.
Morrison clarified some of the rules as restrictions begin to ease.
Some self-isolation requirements for truckers have been relaxed, as well.
More Island fairs and festivals, including Old Home Week, have been cancelled.
COVID-19 has resulted in a large increase in the number of Islanders asking for help in providing meals for their families. Demand for the Island's school food program has quadrupled since COVID-19 restrictions were first implemented on P.E.I., closing schools and leading to layoffs.
The number of people using the Upper Room Food Bank in Charlottetown has also increased.
Also in the news
- Island tourism operators are pressing the provincial government for more details on when visitor restrictions will be eased, or at least updated.
- A P.E.I. trucker hopes the province will waive a $1,000 fine he was issued for not self-isolating during the pandemic. He says he was surprised when he got a call on May 4 asking if he was complying with the province's self-isolation rules.
- P.E.I.'s nine craft breweries report estimated sales losses ranging from 40 to 80 per cent.
- P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter warns if you refuse to work during the pandemic your CERB could be cut off.
- Some Access P.E.I. locations will open to the public beginning Tuesday with modified service, the province says.
- 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 are charts tracking COVID-19 numbers and a timeline of COVID-19-related events on P.E.I.
- A full list of COVID-19 cancellations can be viewed here. You can report closures on our cancellation hotline at 1-877-236-9350.
COVID-19: What you need to know
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms include:
But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.
Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.
How can I protect myself?
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
- Practise physical distancing.
More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.