COVID-19 on PEI: What Happens Friday, November 27

If all goes well, Prince Edward Islanders could be vaccinated against the coronavirus in early 2021, Prime Minister Dennis King said Thursday evening after a conference call with fellow prime ministers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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

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

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

Work is underway to trace contacts at three potential COVID-19 exposure sites in Charlottetown – the Atlantic Superstore, Gahan House pub, and Terra Rossa restaurant, and all tests so far have come back negative.

“We still have a wait and see attitude, but we plan to be in the first quarter,” said PEI Premier Dennis King of COVID-19 vaccinations for islanders. (CBC)

The Prime Minister of New Brunswick announced on Thursday that anyone returning to that province – including people from PEI – must isolate themselves for 14 days from midnight to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Beginning next Monday, masks are mandatory at all times for staff and students in grades 10-12 in a school building, even when sitting at their desks. Exemptions are made for when students eat or drink and certain other situations.

There are two active COVID-19 cases in the province. PEI has seen a total of 70 cases, with no deaths and no hospital admissions.

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Further sources

  • Here is information for life with the COVID-19 pandemic on PEI – including information on government assistance programs, physical remoteness and essential health services.
  • Here’s a look at what the coronavirus is like spread across Canada.

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