COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Dec. 27

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P.E.I. hasn't reported any new cases of COVID-19 since its last update on Thursday.

Three new cases were announced Christmas Eve that were all related to travel outside the Atlantic region, and all involving people who have been self-isolating.

Passengers on three Air Canada flights are being advised to monitor for symptoms and report for a test if any appear.

The annual polar bear dip in Charlottetown has been cancelled due to pandemic restrictions. Co-organizer Cheryl Paynter said it would not be possible to adhere to distancing guidelines.

A CBC investigation on how different provinces reacted to COVID-19 cases has found that all four Atlantic provinces avoided major outbreaks by remaining vigilant with their restrictions.

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Brian McInnis/The Canadian Press

A Summerside couple is brightening up the darker-than-usual holiday season for the seniors across the street through a Christmas light display that's been supplemented by donors.

After being put on hold due to the pandemic, the former Smith Lodge building in downtown Charlottetown is finally set to open its transitional housing beds.

An Island teacher reflects upon the "enormous responsibility" of keeping students safe during the pandemic.

So long, 2020: Charlottetown's iconic waterfront sign welcomes the new year.

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Travis Kingdon/CBC News

In her last interview with CBC P.E.I. before the holidays and the end of 2020, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison reflected on the tough past year, and looked ahead to some possible changes to pandemic protocols in the new year.

The Island has had 94 positive cases, with five still active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations in the province.

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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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