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COVID-19 GN Update - September 21, 2020
COVID-19 GN Update
There are still no confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut. The two confirmed positive cases at Hope Bay mine and the confirmed case at Mary River mine will be counted in the individuals’ home jurisdictions.
The total number of persons followed to date is 2745. There are 441 persons currently being followed.
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
|Total (All Health Isolation Locations)|
|Traveler Type||Guests in isolation as of Sept 21|
Traveller repatriation summary:
|Departure date||# of travellers from Health Isolation Sites|
Critical Worker Requests
As of Sept. 19, there were 5875 requests, 2831 of which were critical worker requests.
|Approved (includes critical and non-critical)||4137||70.4%|
|Common Travel Area||1352||23.0%|
Mental health services
• Overall Mental Health and Addictions services are seeing people face to face throughout Nunavut.
• Due to the numbers in Iqaluit and to maintain physical distancing, clients are given the option for phone or face to face.
• Clients sent out of territory for services remains limited based on the receiving facilities’ protocols.
• Psychiatry clinics are not yet face to face, but available through video or phone. This is dependent on the contracted hospitals’ protocols.
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: 1502
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.