COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Nov. 24

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P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison is urging Islanders not to travel during the upcoming Christmas holidays.

Premier Dennis King announced this week that those arriving on the Island from the other Atlantic provinces will now have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Many Islanders reacted to news by echoing King's sentiments — it's unfortunate but necessary.

As Island businesses gear up for the holidays, news of the Atlantic bubble closing has left some hoping it will be a chance to attract and retain more local customers.

Hockey leagues across the Island have had to rejig their schedules.

Health PEI says it's preparing for a potential rise in cases. The province is looking for additional health-care workers and isolation accommodations in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Daphne MacDougall
Daphne MacDougall

The Chief Public Health Office is warning about possible coronavirus exposure involving a New Glasgow, P.E.I., funeral home.

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the province on Monday. Dr. Heather Morrison said the new case is a woman in her 40s that travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

On Twitter, the Government of P.E.I. issued a new directive advising anyone who has travelled to Halifax, Moncton or Saint John between last week and 12:01 am Tuesday to:

  • Closely monitor for symptoms

  • Wear a mask at all times, including outdoors

  • Limit contacts

  • Hand wash regularly

  • Physically distance when possible

  • Download the COVID Alert App

In other COVID-19 developments, a one-day COVID-19 testing clinic was held at Lennox Island Friday out of precaution. There are no known cases of COVID-19 on Lennox Island, said Chief Darlene Bernard.

A P.E.I. teen has turned his science fair project into a business building and selling bat houses after the pandemic cancelled the provincial science fair.

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Nicole Williams/CBC

There is one active COVID-19 case in the province. P.E.I. has seen a total of 69 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

Nova Scotia reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — the fifth highest single-day increase in cases since the start of the pandemic — as officials announced new restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

New Brunswick announced five new cases, bringing its number of active cases to 93.

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