COVID-19 in PEI : what happens on Monday June 7th
The first step in Prince Edward Island’s plan to reopen began on Sunday, including allowing larger private gatherings.
Some islanders are worried the company will reopen this summer, and PEI psychologist Dr Jackie Roche says it’s normal.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Prince Edward Island since Thursday, when the Chief Public Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19.
PEI’s agriculture and fishing industry groups are pushing back a report released this week that raised concerns about the treatment of temporary foreign workers on the island, particularly examining whether they have been protected against COVID-19 in their living and working conditions.
The government of the Premier of PEI Dennis King still enjoys a high level of popularity, a Narrative Research poll suggests, and the high level of satisfaction is likely related to the government’s handling of the pandemic, the company’s CEO said.
There have been 204 cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island and four are considered active. There were no deaths and two hospitalizations.
Nova Scotia reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday for a total of 204 active cases.
Newfoundland and Labrador confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and the number of active cases is now 68.
New Brunswick had three new cases on Sunday and 133 active cases.
Also in the news
- PEI Chief of Nursing Marion Dowling says the Island’s immunization rates are on target, with 60% of its target population aged 12 and over having received at minus one dose.
- The Prince Edward Island government has the right to request proof of vaccination at the border, says the provincial privacy commissioner.
- Prince Edward Island Minister of Tourism says he is confident the island will have a successful tourist season despite reopening its borders to Canadian travelers later than New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador .
- Some companies are warning that the tourist season in Prince Edward Island could be worse than 2020, and they are urging Ottawa not to cut wage subsidies.
These islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 12 years old.
- Islanders over the age of 18 can make an appointment for the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.
You can find more information on how to get vaccinated here.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and / or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsened fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.
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