COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, June 12

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Work on the new public space at Peake's Quay is expected to be complete by the end of June. The octagon in the lower left corner is where the new stage will be located. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)
Work on the new public space at Peake's Quay is expected to be complete by the end of June. The octagon in the lower left corner is where the new stage will be located. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)

Work on the new $300,000 Peakes courtyard on the Charlottetown waterfront is ramping up with a goal to finish by the end of the month, when P.E.I. is scheduled to open its border to the other Atlantic provinces.

The Prince Edward Island government announced Friday the Island will receive an additional 29,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of June. That could mean pandemic restrictions loosening earlier than planned, the premier and Dr. Heather Morrison say.

The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry in Charlottetown has taken over a new space to enable it to help more people at once, given pandemic restrictions.

Just as the 9/11 attacks did 20 years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic will transform the way people travel internationally — with hundreds of millions of dollars in new government spending planned for modernizing border security and updating public health measures at airports.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

There have been 206 cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and four are considered active. There have been no deaths and two hospitalizations. Prince Edward Island has reported no new cases since June 3.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment for 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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