COVID-19 GN Update - August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020
10 August 2020
There are still no confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut.

The total number of persons followed to date is 1906. There are 317 persons currently being followed.

 

As part of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) effort to protect Nunavummiut against the risk of COVID-19, GN Departments are implementing the following:

Department of Health Services

Calling Ahead at Health Centres

Unless you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call your health centre first before going in. Describe your symptoms, and health care providers can conduct a telephone assessment and may schedule in-person appointments for appropriate care.

Wearing Masks at Health Centres

If you are presenting at a health centre with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a runny nose, please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, please tell whoever receives you at the health centre of your symptoms, and they can provide you with one.

New Email for Travellers

A new email address has been established for Nunavummiut planning travel outside of the territory. All travellers must submit an Isolation Reservation Request Form to NUisolationreservations@nunavutcare.ca as soon as travel plans are known to ensure that the travel team can identify room availability and reserve stays in a designated isolation facility. More information can be found on the Department of Health website.

 

Isolation sites concern inbox

A new email address has been established to better address concerns and comments from clients completing 14-day isolation in the Isolation Sites in Southern Canada. The new email will take pressure off the COVID toll free line, patient relations and the CPHOtravelrequests inbox. The new email address is isolationrelations@gov.nu.ca.

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as Aug. 8

Medical Travel

146

Public

470

Total

616



Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

Aug. 8

9

Aug. 9

15

Aug. 10

90

Aug. 11

26

Aug. 12

52

 

Critical Worker Requests

As of Aug. 8, there are 3718 requests, 2087 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

2900

78%

Denied

226

6.1%

Pending

51

1.4%

Common Travel Area Approved

541

14.6%

Total

3718

100%



Department of Community and Government Services

Requests to enter the territory for construction related projects or to travel within the territory for construction related projects can be emailed to CPHOconstructionrequests@gov.nu.ca

Construction workers who completed isolation to date: 855

Construction workers who completed isolation August 4-9, 2020

Departure Date

Number

Destination

4-Aug-20

3

Cambridge Bay

4-Aug-20

1

Kugaaruk

5-Aug-20

8

Iqaluit

5-Aug-20

2

Chesterfield Inlet

5-Aug-20

1

Rankin Inlet

5-Aug-20

1

Arviat

6-Aug-20

9

Cape Dorset

6-Aug-20

10

Iqaluit

6-Aug-20

3

Pond Inlet

6-Aug-20

1

Igloolik

6-Aug-20

1

Rankin Inlet

7-Aug-20

10

Iqaluit

7-Aug-20

1

Kugaaruk

8-Aug-20

1

Gjoa Haven

9-Aug-20

4

Iqaluit

9-Aug-20

2

Pond Inlet

9-Aug-20

1

Taloyoak

9-Aug-20

1

Baker Lake



As of today, Government of Nunavut offices are opened to the public. Our offices are following WSCC guidelines, and we are happy to be able to welcome Nunavummiut back to help with program and service delivery. 

 

Nunavummiut’s health is our shared responsibility! Remember: wash your hands and surfaces, practice social distancing, listen to the advice of health officials, and stay home if you’re sick.