COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, April 12

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Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced Monday on P.E.I. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced Monday on P.E.I. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 on the Island Monday afternoon.

University and college convocations are going ahead on P.E.I., but they'll still look different than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larger weddings may be possible on P.E.I. this summer.

Even as the Atlantic bubble is scheduled to bring down barriers in the Atlantic provinces in a little more than a week, many P.E.I. tourism operators are still trying to decide whether to open this season.

Coffee shops in Charlottetown are delicately discouraging "computer campers" from taking up tables for hours at a time when space is at a premium.

There will be no cruise ships visiting P.E.I. this year but Port Charlottetown is optimistic about 2022, with bookings in place for a record number of visitors.

Some golf courses on P.E.I. opened last weekend, the earliest they have ever opened.

Prince Edward Island has had 165 known cases of COVID-19. Seven are active.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 60.

  • People over the age of 55 may book for an AstraZeneca vaccine at a pharmacy.

  • People over the age of 55, with birthdays from January to April, may book at a public clinic.

  • People providing health care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.

  • Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.

  • Residents and staff of long-term care homes.

  • Adults living in Indigenous communities.

  • Residents and staff of shared living facilities.

  • Truck drivers and other rotational workers.

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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