COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening Friday, July 23 – CBC.ca

Six long-term care residents from a home in Charlottetown were able to go for an excursion to Victoria Park, and a couple from Nova Scotia found themselves stranded at Confederation Bridge due to a miscommunication from bridge officials about no shuttle services being available for cyclists.

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Garden Home resident Fidele Richard at Kiwanis Dairy Bar in Victoria Park in Charlottetown on Friday. Behind him, unmasked, are residents Phyllis Scheleyer and Gerald Fyke with a masked staff member between them. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

Six long-term care residents from a home in Charlottetown were able to go for an excursion to Victoria Park, something that just recently became possible as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

A couple from Nova Scotia found themselves stranded at Confederation Bridge due to a miscommunication from bridge officials about no shuttle services being available for cyclists.

With COVID quarantines and jet lag, it’s not easy getting horses to the Olympics.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was on P.E.I. Thursday to announce support for the tourism industry in Atlantic Canada, as it emerges from the pandemic.

Three American residents with strong connections to P.E.I. are looking forward to being able to return.

The P.E.I. border will open to travellers from the United States when the Canadian border opens on Aug. 9.

The tourism industry is excited to welcome visitors from the United States.

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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland with Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay announcing support for Atlantic Canadian tourism operators. (Sheehan Desjardins/CBC)

The COVID-19 delta variant increases the urgency of getting vaccinated, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison 

P.E.I. has no known active cases of COVID-19, and has seen a total of 208.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada: 

  • New Brunswick reported three new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total active cases to 10.
  • Nova Scotia reported two new cases of COVID-19. The province has 12 active cases.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador has no new cases, and a total of 32 active cases of COVID-19, including 31 aboard a ship.

Also in the news

  • Visitors from across Canada began arriving on P.E.I. Sunday without the need to self-isolate — provided they are fully vaccinated.
  • They’ve been sharing pictures of how reunions have been going so far.
  • The crack of the bat, the chatter from the dugout and the cheers from the stands were welcome sounds in Charlottetown this weekend as senior baseball returned after a one-year absence due to COVID-19.
  • Tourism operators are seeing their bookings increase with the latest opening of the borders.

These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.
  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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