COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 7

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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 7
Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, says there are 55 close contacts of the four cases announced Sunday that have all been advised to be tested.  (Carolyn Ryan/CBC - image credit)
Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, says there are 55 close contacts of the four cases announced Sunday that have all been advised to be tested. (Carolyn Ryan/CBC - image credit)

P.E.I. reported three new COVID-19 cases on Friday. Four new public exposure notices were also issued.

Many P.E.I. communities went ahead with Remembrance Day ceremonies Thursday with COVID-19 restrictions again this year, including Charlottetown, where officials asked people to stay home.

The women's shelter in Charlottetown has been at full capacity for the last five weeks, often with a waiting list — which is unusual for this time of year. The shelter's manager says it could be "ripple effects" from COVID-19.

P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said Monday there is no school-related outbreak of COVID-19 in the province, after two school-related cases were announced Sunday.

Westwood Primary and Eliot River Elementary, which were closed Monday, reopened Tuesday.

The P.E.I. Vax Pass has been in effect for a month. Some restaurants have found business has increased, and others are struggling to handle the extra layer of bureaucracy.

The pandemic has created global problems with supply chains. Here are some of the products that are in short supply on P.E.I. as a result.

If P.E.I. is going to administer vaccines in elementary schools, classes should be cancelled on the day, says a Liberal MLA.

Some legions on P.E.I. are concerned about how to manage crowds at services during Remembrance Day, with more people expected to attend this year.

Current cases

P.E.I. currently has seven active cases and has seen a total of 324.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada

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The P.E.I. Vax Pass

The P.E.I. Vax Pass is now required at a number of businesses and events. Here's a look at how to get the pass, and how it works.

Here's a list of where you need to show proof of vaccination on P.E.I.

And, here's a look at how the vax pass can protect you.

These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders can book an appointment to receive the vaccine at a pharmacy or a public health clinic.

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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