COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, June 11

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With tourists from outside Atlantic Canada not welcome until September under the current plan, it could be another slow summer at Charlottetown Airport. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC - image credit)
With tourists from outside Atlantic Canada not welcome until September under the current plan, it could be another slow summer at Charlottetown Airport. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC - image credit)

The Prince Edward Island government announced Friday the Island will receive an additional 29,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June. That could mean pandemic restrictions loosening earlier than planned, the premier and Dr. Heather Morrison say.

The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry in Charlottetown has taken over a new space to enable it to help more people at once, given pandemic restrictions.

Tourism operators are expressing concerns that P.E.I. is opening to tourists more slowly than the rest of the region. Premier Dennis King is worried about the province's ability to handle an outbreak.

The province tweeted this graphic Friday, showing the number of P.E.I. residents vaccinated with at least one dose, by age.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

The union representing paramedics on P.E.I. has met with the premier to discuss what it's calling a "critical shortage" of staff. CUPE Local 3324 president Jason Woodbury says paramedics have taken on more responsibility during the pandemic.

The provincial government has outlined a new gift-card plan to help keep accommodations-based businesses in the black.

A pair of P.E.I. friends say their new-found love, hiking, has helped them deal with depression and anxiety, and get through the pandemic.

There have been 206 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and four are considered active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations. Prince Edward Island has reported no new cases since June 3.

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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