COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Nov. 8

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P.E.I. still has just two active cases of COVID-19.

The new cases announced Friday are two men, one in his 20s and one in his 50s, who travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

The West Prince Christmas Hampers Group is asking donors for cash this year instead of physical items.

P.E.I.'s theatre community is adapting under COVID and is for the first time mounting a production of a true P.E.I. story that's been shared on stages all over the world.

Charlottetown's psychiatric urgent care clinic closed temporarily on Friday due to a nursing shortage. The clinic is located at Hillsborough Hospital next door to the QEH and was created when psychiatric patients were removed from the QEH during the pandemic's early days.

Unit 9 at the QEH reopened to mental health patients partially on Monday after being shut down in the spring as a psychiatric ward due to the pandemic.

Organizers of the free Souris Christmas dinner plan to proceed this year with several COVID-19 measures in place. It still requires approval from P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office.

However, there will be no Christmas open houses hosted by the lieutenant-governor this year, or a levee to ring in the new year.

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