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Nunavut’s Path: moving forward during COVID-19


Decisive in our approach, cautious in our choices.

When we travel on the land, our path forward is never a straight line. There are trails to find, and obstacles to overcome. Even when the route ahead looks clear, conditions can change at a moment’s notice. Because of this uncertainty, Nunavummiut know when to pause, when to re-assess, and even when to turn back. The goal is to reach the destination safely, not quickly.

Nunavut’s Path reflects these same principles. We’ve all made a lot of sacrifices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to our combined efforts, we can finally take steps to ease public health measures and start to return to some of the activities we enjoy. But we need to be careful, and we need to make sure that all these sacrifices are not wasted. That is why easing public health measures needs to be flexible and adaptive. We need to know when to pause, when to re-assess, and when to go back.

Nunavut is unique. Our distinctiveness has helped protect us against the threat of COVID-19, and now it helps shape our way forward. We are will be guided by evolving situations in the jurisdictions around us, and because of that, our tight border restrictions must remain.

Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer will make decisions on what public health measures may be lifted or changed. We are moving forward, and though the path ahead may not always be clear, Nunavummiut will navigate the same way we always have- together. 


Nunavut’s Path: moving forward during COVID-19
Nunavut’s Path: Frequently Asked Questions
Nunavut's Path: Guidelines


As of June 14

1. Order Extending State of Public Health Emergency

2. Communicable Disease Order (#9)

3. Order Social Distancing and Gatherings #15

4. COVID-19 Mandatory Isolation for Nunavut Residents Returning from Outside of Nunavut

5. Mandatory Isolation Agreement

6. Mandatory Self-Isolation Order #3

7. Order to Airlines #9

8. Travel Restriction Order #12

9. Order designating Santa Claus an exempted worker

10. Order Designating the Easter Bunny and Others as Exempt Critical Workers

11. Order Designating The Honourary Toonik and Others as Exempt Critical Workers 


Measures for Iqaluit

Summary of Orders


12. Community Gatherings Restriction Order (#7) - Iqaluit

13. Communicable Disease Order - Iqaluit

14. Regional Hub Travel Restriction Order #5 - Iqaluit

15. Revocation - Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearings Pond Inlet and Iqaluit


Measures for Kinngait

Summary of Orders


16. Community Gatherings Restriction Order (#5) - Kinngait

17. Communicable Disease Order (#3) - Kinngait

18. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Kinngait


Measures for Rankin Inlet

Summary of Orders


19. Community Restriction Revocation Order - Rankin Inlet 

20. Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearing Rankin Inlet

21. Order Respecting Social Distancing And Gatherings - Rankin Inlet

22. Communicable Disease Order - Rankin Inlet


Measures for Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikitarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq

Summary of Orders 


23. Communicable Disease Order - Qikiqtani Communities

24. Order Respecting Social Distancing And Gatherings (#6) - Qikiqtani Communities

25. Sanikiluaq Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order

26. Revocation - Order Respecting Nunavut Impact Review Board Public Hearings Pond Inlet and Iqaluit


Measures for Kitikmeot, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake, Coral Harbour, Naujaat, Whale Cove, Arviat

Summary of Orders


27. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Whale Cove

28. Communicable Disease Order -  Whale Cove

29. Community Gatherings Restriction Order - Whale Cove

30. Community Restrictions Revocation Order - Whale Cove

31. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order (#2) - Arviat

32. Community Restriction Revocation Order - Arviat

33. Order Respecting Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Public Meeting Baker Lake

34. Kivalliq Region Communicable Disease Order (#1)

35. Kivalliq Region Gatherings Restriction Revocation Order

36. Kivalliq Region Travel Restriction Revocation Order


Failure to comply with a public health order may be considered a breach under the Public Health Act and may result in penalties under the Act, which may include: a $575 fine for individuals; and a $2875 fine for corporations.