March 25, 2021 – CBC PEI: Premier Dennnis King says financial help will be made available to festivals and events this summer struggling with COVID-19 restrictions such as gathering limits and physical distancing requirements.
Organizers for such festivals have been grappling with making decisions this spring about whether to open, and how to do so safely. At her briefing on Tuesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said no large-scale mass gatherings would be permitted this summer.
Emma MacKenzie, the president of Festivals and Events PEI, said event organizers have many questions.
“What are some of the restrictions allowed around who is allowed to come to festivals and events, such as do they need to be vaccinated?” she said. “Do they need proof of negative tests and things such as that?”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Sara Fraser here