Canadian Premier League soccer players arrived on the Island yesterday and will begin league play on Aug. 13.
League commissioner David Clanachan told CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin last week that the teams "will maintain the bubble" originally promised to the province.
The eight teams in the league are the HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax), Atlético Ottawa, York9 FC (York Region), Forge FC (Hamilton), Valour FC (Winnipeg), FC Edmonton, Cavalry FC (Calgary) and Pacific FC (Greater Victoria).
Walmart will require all customers and staff to wear a mask in its stores across the country starting this week. The company said the move is their latest safety measure to help protect against COVID-19.
The P.E.I. government announced its back-to-school plans for September — Tamara Hubley-Little, the province's director of English education, said the school year is going to be "front-loaded" in case students have to return to learning from home. Education goals will be pursued early in the year, but Hubley-Little said it doesn't mean more homework.
For front-line workers feeling the stress of the pandemic, the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is offering free therapy sessions to help.
Despite the pandemic, the annual Art in the Open festival said it will be returning at the end of the month to celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The event will feature "big, bold, ambitious art installations that can be viewed from a distance."
Summerside is encouraging take-out from local restaurants by building picnic stations in its downtown. Last weekend, Island restaurants were so busy some had to turn away customers because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Island has no active cases of COVID-19. The province has reported a total of 36 cases, with no deaths or hospitalizations.
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