IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 18, 2020) – Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced that the Government of Nunavut (GN) will begin transition to have non-essential public servants work from home, in light of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation. These measures will fully come into effect by end of day, Friday, March 20.
“The health and well-being of our employees is critical. In keeping with our advice to practice social distancing, we are shifting our public service to work from home,” said Premier Savikataaq. “This is an evolving situation, so we want to have staff prepared to work remotely, where possible. Essential service positions will continue to work in-office, as much as possible.”
GN employees will work with their supervisors to find ways to perform duties and job requirements away from the office.
“We ask for patience and understanding as we continue to provide necessary programs and services for Nunavummiut. There may be delays, and certain non-essential programs and services will have to be suspended temporarily. Rest assured, we are working hard and making sure Nunavummiut are taken care of during this time,” said Premier Savikataaq.
For more information on COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to: www.gov.nu.ca
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq