COVID-19 on PEI: what’s happening on Friday 27 November

Hopefully, Prince Edward Islanders could start getting vaccinated against the coronavirus in early 2021, Premier Dennis King said following a conference call with his fellow Premier and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday evening.

Face liners will be mandatory for everyone at Mark Arendz Ski Park in Brookvale, PEI this winter, officials say, even when on the ski hill. On the hill, those linings can be a knitted balaclava.

Nearly two-thirds of students who responded to a voluntary survey at UPEI reported they struggled most with mental health problems during the pandemic, and 11% said they had thoughts related to suicide.

Bluefield High School student Sophie Flower organized a food harvest for South Shore Food Share to help people in her own community of Crapaud, PEI, her second during the pandemic.

Contact tracing is ongoing at three potential COVID-19 exposure sites in Charlottetown: the Atlantic Superstore, the Gahan House pub, and the Terra Rossa restaurant, and all tests have been negative so far.

“We are still waiting, seeing and hoping for some kind of attitude, but we are planning for it to be in the first quarter,” says PEI Premier Dennis King of COVID-19 vaccinations for islanders. (CBC)

The New Brunswick premier announced Thursday that starting at midnight, everyone returning to that province, including people from PEI, must self-isolate for 14 days to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Starting next Monday, masks will be mandatory for staff and students in grades 10-12 at all times inside a school building, even sitting at their desks. There will be exemptions for when students eat or drink and in certain other situations.

There are two active COVID-19 cases in the province. The IEP saw a total of 70 cases, with no deaths and no hospitalizations.

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Additional Resources

  • Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on IEP – including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures and essential health services.
  • Here’s a look at what the coronavirus is like spreading throughout Canada.

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