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COVID-19 GN Update - June 25, 2020

25 June 2020

Premier’s Update:

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

The total number of people under investigation to date is 1,358. 121 people are currently under investigation.

Nunavut’s public health emergency is extended for another two weeks, until July 9.

Starting June 29, we will have these updates on COVID-19 once a week, every Monday at 11 a.m.

You have all done an amazing job listening to Dr. Patterson’s public health advice, staying well and keeping our communities safe.

We’re still at zero cases, which means our measures are working. Now is the time to stay on track – stay vigilant and aware, and keep up all your efforts.

Let’s make this summer memorable and 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

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 of June 24

Medical Travel

286

Public

177

Students

0

Total

463


Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

June 25

31

June 26

20

June 27

7

June 28

13

June 29

67


Critical Worker Requests

As of June 24, there are 1,821 requests, 1,333 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

1584

86.9%

Denied

194

10.7%

Pending

2

0.1%

Common Travel Area Approved

41

2.2%

Total

1821

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: 345

Construction workers who completed isolation as of June 24, 2020

Departure Date

Number

Destination

23-Jun-20

6

Rankin Inlet

23-Jun-20

4

Sanikiluaq

23-Jun-20

2

Gjoa Haven

23-Jun-20

4

Cambridge Bay

24-Jun-20

1

Iqaluit

24-Jun-20

1

Arctic Bay

24-Jun-20

2

Kugaaruk

24-Jun-20

15

Iqaluit

24-Jun-20

2

Resolute Bay

24-Jun-20

1

Chesterfield Inlet


GN office buildings in all communities remain closed to the public at this time. If a member of the public needs to meet with GN staff, alternate arrangements need to be made. Please call ahead of time and make an appointment.

 

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.