January 20, 2021

COVID-19 in PEI: What happens on Sunday, December 20th

On Saturday, the chief public health officer of the PEI announced a new case of COVID-19 in the province.

Dr. Heather Morrison confirmed she was a woman who arrived in the province on Thursday following a trip into Canada in her 50s, but outside the Atlantic provinces.

The woman is self-isolated and there are no public places of expression in the PEI related to this case.

The woman arrived in Charlottetown from Montreal on Air Canada Flight 8302 on Thursday. Anyone traveling on this flight should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. If a person develops symptoms, they should immediately visit one of the drop-in testing clinics for PEI.

Hockey games were re-enabled, but in some cases, spectators could not attend due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Brittany Spencer / CBC)

Changing plans

Christmas is less than a week away. If you have a smaller holiday meal than usual, look for ideas on what to cook from two island chefs.

Some islanders change their plans for Christmas because there are restrictions on meetings.

Circuit-breaker rules relaxed live music and theater are now entertainment options. Find ideas in the CBC story about five fun things to do on the island in the weekend before Christmas.

Large gatherings may now be held in places of worship and hockey games may progress, although in some cases, those games may not have spectators.

The Health PEI outlined how it facilitates restrictions on visits to hospitals and health care centers.

There are 91 positive cases on the island and seven are active. No deaths or hospitalization in the province.

In the news

More resources

  • Here Information for survival With COVID-19 infection in PEI – including information on government relief programs, physical distance measures and essential health services.
  • Here’s a look at how the corona virus works Spread across Canada.

Reminder of symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever.
  • Previous cough cough or worsening.
  • Possible loss of taste and / or odor.
  • throat pain.
  • New or worse fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • wheezing.
  • Runny nose.

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