COVID-19 GN Update - May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Premier’s update:

Good afternoon. There are still no confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut.

Today, the total number of people under investigation to date is 881. 289 people are currently under investigation.

Nunavut’s Public Health Emergency has been extended until May 28. This is a precaution to ensure our continued safety.

I want to remind all Nunavummiut that the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit program, also called CERB, is a federal program to ensure people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 have access to emergency funds to be able to cover bills and stay above water.

This is not free money. It is considered income. It is a taxable benefit intended to help people who have been laid off or whose employment has been impacted because of the pandemic. If your circumstances have not changed because of COVID-19, please don’t access this program. If you are not eligible for this program, you will likely have to pay some or all of it back in the future.

Thank you everyone for staying home, practising physical and social distancing and keeping our communities well and safe! Our measures are working, so let’s keep it up and help keep Nunavut COVID-free!

Enjoy the long weekend, stay careful and see you all on Tuesday.

 

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

COVID Hotline and Self-Assessment Tool

Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 is advised to call the COVID hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., or notify their community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days.

Anyone with access to internet can also take the online self-assessment tool nu.thrive.health

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as of May 13

Medical Travel

177

Public

95

Students

0

Total

272



Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

May 14

23

May 15

9

May 16

12

May 17

16

May 18

54



Critical Worker Requests

As of May 12, there are 986 requests, 759 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

831

84.3%

Denied

117

11.9%

Pending

38

3.9%

Total

986

100%

 

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.