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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 July 23

1. Order Extending State of Public Health Emergency

2. Communicable Disease Order (#9)

3. Order Social Distancing and Gatherings #16

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 #10

8. Travel Restriction Order #14

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 (#9) - Iqaluit

13. Communicable Disease Order (#4) - Iqaluit

14. Regional Hub Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Iqaluit

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


Measures for Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq, Kinngait

Summary of Orders


16. Community Restrictions Revocation Order #1 - Kinngait

17. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Kinngait

18. Community Restriction Revocation Order - Rankin Inlet 

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

20. Community Restrictions Revocation Order - Qikiqtani Communities

21. Sanikiluaq Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order

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

23. Community Travel Restriction Revocation Order - Whale Cove

24. Communicable Disease Order -  Whale Cove

25. Community Gatherings Restriction Order - Whale Cove

26. Community Restrictions Revocation Order - Whale Cove

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

28. Community Restriction Revocation Order - Arviat

29. Order Respecting Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Public Meeting Baker Lake

30. Kivalliq Region Communicable Disease Order (#1)

31. Kivalliq Region Gatherings Restriction Revocation Order

32. 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.