COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, June 14

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Northumberland Ferries has begun booking for non-commercial travel starting June 27. (Sally Pitt/CBC - image credit)
Northumberland Ferries has begun booking for non-commercial travel starting June 27. (Sally Pitt/CBC - image credit)

P.E.I.'s tourism industry is hoping new vaccination incentives will speed up P.E.I.'s reopening plan.

Northumberland Ferries, which connects Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, is now taking bookings for non-commercial traffic in anticipation of the Island opening up to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

A Dartmouth woman is disappointed her Charlottetown mother was refused a compassionate grounds exception for travel to help her following the birth of her first child.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison is scheduled to return with regular pandemic briefing Tuesday. There was no briefing last week following a move to biweekly sessions.

The P.E.I. 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.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

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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