COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, May 22

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The theatre group Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland will showcase Between Breaths at the Confederation Centre from June 3-19. (CBC - image credit)
The theatre group Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland will showcase Between Breaths at the Confederation Centre from June 3-19. (CBC - image credit)

The Charlottetown Festival returns this June with a play celebrating the life of a Newfoundland and Labrador scientist who became known as "the whale man."

Many couples who planned to marry on the Island in 2020 postponed their weddings, but those who work in the wedding industry say some are still hesitant to book for this summer, given the pandemic gathering limits and travel restrictions still in place.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the province's plan for an 'open, safe' summer is coming next week.

RCMP on P.E.I. are concerned about the number of complaints they are getting about large gatherings.

Although it will be much like 2020, P.E.I. high schools are proceeding with their graduation and prom plans.

Starting in June, junior high students on P.E.I. can receive the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccines at in-school clinics run by public health nurses.

There have been 200 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and 15 are considered active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders over 40 can book an appointment for a Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

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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