COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Nov. 21

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Even Santa Claus needs protection from COVID-19.

Santa will be at the Charlottetown Mall beginning Dec. 4, but children won't be able to sit on his knee. Instead, they'll be telling him their Christmas wish lists though a Plexiglas divider.

Mall officials said their plan was approved Friday by the Chief Public Health Office.

The Charlottetown Christmas Festival is one of the fun things to do this weekend.

The Charlottetown Islanders game in Halifax was cancelled Saturday after a Mooseheads staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The 2020 Major U18 Hockey League Showcase that was scheduled to take place this weekend in Charlottetown has been postponed due to COVID-19.

A retired couple from Maine will have butter on their biscuits and smiles on their faces for the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving — thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of a P.E.I. woman living in Halifax.

P.E.I.'s health minister says the province can expect up to 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in less than two months. James Aylward made the announcement in the P.E.I. Legislature Friday.

Islanders seemed to take Day 1 of mandatory mask wearing in indoor spaces in stride Friday.

There was more evidence Friday that home improvements were the driving force behind P.E.I.'s retail sales recovery. Statistics Canada reported seasonally adjusted sales on P.E.I. were up 4.4 per cent in September compared to the month before, and even up compared to the same month in 2019.

Visiting rules for P.E.I.'s long-term care homes will tighten again beginning next Monday, says the CEO of P.E.I. Seniors Homes.

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Travis Kingdon/CBC

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There is now one active COVID-19 case in the province. P.E.I. has seen a total of 68 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

New Brunswick officials announced 23 cases of COVID-19 in the province Saturday, setting a new single-day high since the start of the pandemic. The new cases include 16 in the Saint John region (Zone 2), and six in the Moncton region (Zone 1) and one in the Fredericton region (Zone 3). There are now 71 active cases in the province. One person is in the hospital related to the virus.

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in Nova Scotia, its highest single-day jump since May. Public Health said the new cases bring the province's active total to 33 known cases.

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