COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, March 20

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Grocery store clerks between the ages of 18 and 29 are among those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Rose Marie Braden - image credit)
Grocery store clerks between the ages of 18 and 29 are among those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Rose Marie Braden - image credit)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time, but there are many heartwarming stories that show Islanders' sense of honesty is still intact.

Four more people on Prince Edward Island have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including a male under 19 who is involved in minor sport activities, the Chief Public Health Office said late Friday. The office also said there was a public exposure at Stretch Fitness in Summerside.

A national group that works to protect children from sexual exploitation has seen an 88 per cent increase in calls during the pandemic.

People in Borden-Carleton, including town officials and Lone Oak Brewing, are excited about the prospect of the bubble reopening and are working to get ready.

The four Atlantic premiers announced Thursday that they plan to reopen their provincial borders for freer travel by residents of the region "by April 19," barring any further serious outbreaks of COVID-19. The announcement has tourism operators excited.

Here's how other Islanders were reacting.

P.E.I. has had 148 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are now eight active cases.

New Brunswick reported three new cases Saturday with 49 active.

Nova Scotia reported two new cases with 17 active cases.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over the age of 75.

  • People aged 18 to 29 in the following occupations:
    - Food and beverage service.
    - Food delivery service.
    - Convenience store and gas station attendants.
    - Grocery store clerks.

  • 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.

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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