COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Jan. 9

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A group of artists is creating a small sketch or painting every day in January, working from real life or outdoors.

A 23-year-old P.E.I. has received a grant from the National Geographic Society to help educators design instructional resources "that help educators effectively teach in in-person, remote, or hybrid learning environments during this pandemic."

Dr. Michael Gardam, an infection control and disease specialist and senior medical adviser at Health PEI, said Prince Edward Island has done very well with its vaccine rollout so far.

The Moderna vaccine rollout began Friday with 86-year-old Doreen Wooder receiving the shot at Summerside's Wedgewood Manor. She credited Dr. Heather Morrison doing "such a great job of protecting Islanders and giving sound advice" as being the reason she and her husband decided they'd get the vaccine.

Despite the requests of some seasonal residents to be vaccinated on P.E.I., Morrison says the province only expects to have enough vaccine to cover the Island's year-round inhabitants.

Meanwhile, P.E.I.'s pharmacists say they've been in talks with Morrison's office and may be distributing and administering vaccines come spring.

The Island has now had 102 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Eight remain active.

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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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