COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Nov. 11

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P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The new case is a rotational worker in his 30s who travelled outside the Atlantic bubble. He initially tested negative for COVID-19, but tested positive on Tuesday. He is self-isolating, along with six close contacts who are monitoring for symptoms.

Out of caution, the CPHO is advising people who visited the following businesses to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they experience them:

  • Red and White Hardware Store in Ellerslie, P.E.I., on Nov. 9 between 3 and 4 p.m. AT.

  • Walmart in Summerside, P.E.I., on Nov. 10 between 9 and 10 a.m.

This adds to one case announced Tuesday and two announced Friday. That brings the total active cases to four in the province. P.E.I. has seen a total of 68 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

P.E.I. is aiming to start COVID-19 vaccinations in early 2021 in the wake of promising news from drug manufacturer Pfizer this week.

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Islanders had to remember veterans mostly virtually this year due to COVID-19.

There was a small gathering at the Charlottetown cenotaph Wednesday morning where people were given suggestions about other ways they could honour veterans.

Several other municipalities also made adjustments to their Remembrance Day celebrations due to the pandemic.

The Charlottetown Legion is bracing for a big drop in funds raised in its poppy campaign this year, which means less money for charities supporting veterans.

Also, P.E.I. has put in an order for more flu vaccines after distributing nearly 79,200 doses. The Chief Public Health Office called it one of the largest uptakes ever.

P.E.I. schools are proceeding with parent-teacher interviews despite the pandemic. Here's what that will look like.

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