COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, June 15

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P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says Islanders arriving without a P.E.I. Pass can expect delays, and non-residents may be denied entry. (Kirk Pennell/CBC - image credit)
P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison says Islanders arriving without a P.E.I. Pass can expect delays, and non-residents may be denied entry. (Kirk Pennell/CBC - image credit)

Atlantic Canadians with at least one dose of vaccine will be able to visit P.E.I. — Step 2 in the plan — a little earlier than the original June 27 date, on June 23.

Starting this Thursday, people from Atlantic Canada will be able to apply for a P.E.I. Pass, which will allow them to travel to the Island without self-isolating.

The P.E.I. tourism industry is thrilled that the Island will be opening sooner to visitors.

Northumberland Ferries, which connects Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, is now taking bookings for non-commercial traffic in anticipation of the Island opening up to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

A Dartmouth woman is disappointed her Charlottetown mother was refused a compassionate grounds exception for travel to help her following the birth of her first child.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

There have been 206 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., and none are active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations. Prince Edward Island has reported no new cases since June 3.

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 for 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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