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COVID-19 GN Update - October 26, 2020

26 October 2020

COVID-19 GN Update -  October 26, 2020

There are still no confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut. The confirmed cases at the mines have been attributed to their home jurisdictions.

The total number of persons followed to date is 3501. There are 521 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

Total (all health isolation locations)  
Traveler type Guests in isolation as of Oct 26
Medical 471
Public 328
Total 799


Traveller repatriation summary

Departure date # of travellers from health isolation sites
Oct. 24 0
Oct. 25 17
Oct. 26 86
Oct. 27 39
Oct. 28 86
Total 228


Critical Worker Requests

As of Oct. 26, there were 7835 requests, 3694 of which were critical worker requests.

Request status # %
Approved (includes critical and non-critical) 5274 67.3%
Denied 275 3.5%
Pending 207 2.6
Common Travel Area approved 2079 26.5%
Total 7835 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: 1,917

 

Department of Education Services

With the funding provided by the Government of Canada’s Safe Restart Agreement, the Department of Education purchased 1600 digital devices for Nunavut schools in the event of school closures due to an active case of COVID-19 in a community. Of these 1600 purchased devices, 800 iPads have already been delivered to the department for formatting.1400 more devices will be ordered soon, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Safe Return to Class fund.

The Department of Education is also ensuring that learning will continue even if schools are closed due to COVID-19, by testing the use of an online learning platform called Edsby. Edsby is a comprehensive digital learning system designed to support both in-class and remote learning. The easy-to-use interface, similar to social media sites, is intended for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, teachers, and parents. It can be accessed from almost any digital device such as a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone.

Finally, the Department of Education has secured additional cleaning and health and safety supplies so schools can continue to meet the enhanced cleaning standards and health and safety measures that came into effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.

 

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.