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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.
Measures for Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikitarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq, Kinngait
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.
Violation of the mandatory self-isolation order may result in charges under the Public Health Act and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or six-months’ imprisonment.