COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Nov. 7

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Two active cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island were announced Friday.

P.E.I. was the only province in Canada with no active cases of COVID-19 prior to Friday's announcement.

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

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.

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Brian McInnis/CBC

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.

The Boys and Girls Club in Summerside has seen a huge increase in demand for Project Backpack, a program that delivers food, recipes, activities and gift cards to families in need.

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