COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, July 5

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During busy times at Confederation Bridge, some travellers are being allowed to pass through without being tested. (Rick Gibbs/CBC - image credit)
During busy times at Confederation Bridge, some travellers are being allowed to pass through without being tested. (Rick Gibbs/CBC - image credit)

Lineups for rapid testing are the norm these days if you are coming into P.E.I., but who gets tested is expected to change as the province opens its borders beyond Atlantic Canada later this month.

The Island is looking at another year of double digit growth in the construction sector despite rising costs and difficulty finding workers.

P.E.I. has set up extensive facilities to test people for COVID-19 as they enter the province, but not everyone is getting tested.

The province now has more active businesses than it did before the pandemic started, but the number of jobs has not caught up yet.

The Gold Cup Parade committee is seeking float proposals from the business community for this year's event, which will see the parade tour through Charlottetown neighbourhoods.

Islanders shared what it was like to reunite with friends and family as interprovincial borders open up.

Old Home Week will return this year, but it will spread out in venues around the province.

With a better tourism summer expected, there will be a full complement of lifeguards at provincial parks again this year.

P.E.I. currently has one active case of COVID-19, and has seen a total of 206.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

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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