COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, Oct. 23

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The town of Cornwall, P.E.I., is hosting a drive-thru Halloween event on Oct. 30 to get people involved while continuing to follow guidelines from the Chief Public Health Office.

Charlottetown's annual 2020 Wintertide festival will go ahead this year but things will look a little different with COVID-19 modifications in place.

Health PEI has caught up with the mammogram backlog caused by the pandemic shutdown in the spring, but is now dealing with a growing number of no-shows for appointments.

The province announced it will increase funding by $1.1 million to eight Innovation PEI programs to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.

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Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison told CBC News: Compass Thursday that public health officials will attend Friday night's Charlottetown Islanders hockey game at the Eastlink Centre to make sure the massive operational plan is being followed. A maximum of 970 people will be allowed inside.

Summerside's Journal-Pioneer newspaper is returning as a weekly publication in early November after shutting down in the spring due to COVID-19, and staff and city politicians are pleased.

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Charlottetown Islanders/Facebook

A legislative committee heard from the P.E.I. Nursing Home Association, including what they have learned from the pandemic.

P.E.I.'s golf courses have been busy, despite a lack of tourists during the pandemic.

There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. Of those, 63 cases are now considered recovered. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths, and there is no evidence of community spread.

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