COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening Monday, May 11

There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I., Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.’s chief public health officer, said in a news briefing Monday.

All 27 positive cases have recovered, and 255 new negative tests came back over the weekend.

Morrison said so far, there have been over 250 complaints around people not following COVID-19 restrictions on P.E.I., 102 warnings and 16 charges.

COVID-19 has resulted in a large increase in the number of Islanders asking for help in providing meals for their families.

Demand for the Island’s school food program has increased quadruples what it was when COVID-19 restrictions were first implemented on P.E.I., closing schools and leading to layoffs.

Island tourism operators are pressing the provincial government for more details on when visitor restrictions will be eased, or at least updated. 

The province is promoting vacations at home for Islanders. But the president of the Cavendish Beach Tourism Association says operators need to know which existing bookings they can cancel if the province wants Islanders to holiday on P.E.I.

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Further resources

COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
  • Practise physical distancing.

More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government’s website.

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