COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, April 2

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With the bubble closed, it will be a quiet Easter weekend for many across the region. (Shane Hennessey/CBC - image credit)
With the bubble closed, it will be a quiet Easter weekend for many across the region. (Shane Hennessey/CBC - image credit)

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has been named Summerside's 'good neighbour' of the year for her handling of the pandemic.

Minor hockey players on P.E.I. might just be the only ones in Canada lacing up their skates for provincials and playoffs this season.

It's Good Friday and Easter celebrations on P.E.I. will be limited by the pandemic, but church leaders say it will be a step up from 2020 when they were mostly cancelled altogether.

The province says testing sites and clinics will be operating on reduced hours over the Easter weekend.

Prince Edward Island has now recorded 160 cases of COVID-19 since its first case in March 2020. The latest case, announced Thursday, is a person under 19 who was a close contact of a previous case and has been isolating since learning that.

When the bubble reopens there will be more staff to deal with traffic at the checkpoint on the P.E.I. side of Confederation Bridge, but no checkpoint on the New Brunswick side.
When the bubble reopens there will be more staff to deal with traffic at the checkpoint on the P.E.I. side of Confederation Bridge, but no checkpoint on the New Brunswick side.(Shane Hennessey/CBC)

In her weekly check-in with CBC News: Compass, Morrison said the province has had no confirmation on the delivery of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, expected to arrive in Canada at the end of April.

Builders and suppliers in P.E.I.'s construction industry are working with some alternative materials as costs and availability continue to be a concern in the busy sector.

It looks like 2021 will be another difficult year for anyone looking for a new bicycle, as more people spend time outside during the pandemic.

The Island has had 160 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are 13 active cases on the Island.

Throughout the Atlantic region:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 65.

  • 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.

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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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