COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Aug. 8

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Walmart will require all customers and staff to wear a mask in its stores across Canada starting Wednesday.

Tamara Hubley-Little, the province's director of English education, says 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.

The Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is offering free therapy for front-line workers to help with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Angie Arsenault
Angie Arsenault

Despite the pandemic, the annual Art in the Open festival says it will be back this year with "big, bold, ambitious art installations that can be viewed from a distance, that people can experience at multiple different levels."

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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