COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Oct. 28

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Demand is up at P.E.I.'s main food bank and soup kitchen, and its manager says there's a direct link to the pandemic.

Island schools are still COVID-free, but teachers are reporting heavier workloads and stress related to the pandemic.

P.E.I.'s reputation as a place relatively safe from COVID-19 is contributing to strong home sales on the Island, says the P.E.I. Real Estate Association.

Shopping habits and fashion choices are changing on P.E.I. as more people continue to work from home, retailers say.

A new supply of government-backed gift cards to encourage Islanders to spend locally will be available Thursday.

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Low COVID-19 numbers could bring health professionals to P.E.I, the Island's health minister says.

The risk of your pet getting or spreading coronavirus remains extremely low, says an Atlantic Veterinary College professor, despite the recent case of a dog in Ontario.

Theatre capacity at Confederation Centre under COVID-19 rules has been raised to 300.

Feelings of safety will be a key factor in restoring tourism, says an executive with Destination Canada.

Halloween is on for Prince Edward Island, but Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison offered tips for safe trick-or-treating 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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