COVID-19 GN Update - September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

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

The total number of persons followed to date is 2,593. There are 413 persons currently being followed.

As we prepare for colder weather and shorter days, it is a good time to remind people that restrictions on gathering are still in effect.

The limit for gatherings at places of worship, conference facilities, community halls, rental meeting spaces, and gatherings organized by the Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut, municipal corporations, or Regional Inuit Organizations has been set at 50 people or 50% of capacity for the facility, whichever is less.

All other indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. In private dwellings, this means 10 people in addition to those who reside there.

With the global pandemic stretching into its sixth month, COVID-fatigue is being seen around the world as people begin drifting away from public health advice. Though we do not have cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut yet, we must make the effort to be diligent about following public health orders and advice.

Good hygiene like washing our hands and cleaning high touch surfaces, physical distancing, limiting gathering, and isolation work in tandem to ensure the safety of all Nunavummiut. However, they are only effective when we all work together. Choosing to ignore these orders and the advice puts everyone at risk.

More importantly, following public health orders and advice will help protect Nunavummiut from COVID-19 when it does come to Nunavut by helping to limit transmission. Without these measures, the health impacts of COVID-19 in Nunavut could be severe.

For the past six months, we as a territory have worked hard to protect ourselves and each other, let us continue to make the efforts that will keep our communities and families safe.

 

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

Isolation Volumes

Total (All Health Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as of Sept. 11

Medical

405

Public

341

Total

746



Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Health Isolation Sites

12-Sep

0

13-Sep

59

14-Sep

93

15-Sep

41

16-Sep

47

Total

240



Critical Worker Requests

As of Sept. 11, there were 5301 requests, 2630 of which were critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

3820

72.1%

Denied

248

4.7%

Pending

66

1.5%

Common Travel Area Approved

1167

22.0%

Total

5301

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: 1367

 

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.