COVID-19 contact tracing ends as rules ease across Nunavut

High risk contacts no longer need to isolate

COVID-19 restrictions eased again across Nunavut on March 28., Dr. Andre Corriveau, Nunavut’s acting chief public health officer announced in a March 25 news release. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease across Nunavut, the Health Department is no longer contact tracing, and high-risk contacts no longer need to isolate.

Dr. Andre Corriveau, Nunavut’s acting chief public health officer, made the announcement on March 25.

Effective Monday, only people diagnosed with COVID-19 need to isolate, Corriveau said in a news release, adding the change in the territory’s approach is to refocus resources to other diseases and other public health concerns.

Masks are still mandatory across the territory and all schools are open at 100 per cent capacity.

There are no restrictions on outdoor gatherings and up to 100 people can attend public indoor gatherings, or 75 per cent capacity, whichever is less.

In homes, 15 people plus household members can attend gatherings.

Restaurants and bars can operate at 75 per cent capacity and dancing and singing are allowed.

The movie theatre in Iqaluit is open to 100 people per room or 75 per cent capacity, whichever is less.

Group counselling sessions are open to up to 20 people at a time.

Gyms are allowed to admit 25 people or 50 per cent capacity, whichever is less. Group fitness sessions can have up to 25 people.

Pools can open at full capacity with group sessions limited to 25 people.

Libraries, museums and galleries can open for 25 people or 50 per cent capacity, whichever is less, and group tours cannot exceed 25 people.

Arena capacity is 50 people or 50 per cent capacity, with a maximum of 50 spectators.

Churches and places of worship can host 100 people or 75 per cent capacity, whichever is less. Singing is now allowed.

In long-term care facilities, two visitors from a resident’s immediate family can visit per day.

All parks and buildings in parks can open.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Qavvigarjuk on

    When are we getting our second booster in Nunavut? they are asking CDC in the states for people 18 years and older as well as Quebec, NWT to be approved. We all know that the vaccinne does not prevent you from getting sick from Omicron as It is not Omicron specific, but the RNA booster helps you from not getting extremely sick. I am worried since I received my booster 5 months ago and I probably do not have much antibodies left after this period. I am a senior and I am very worried because the Governments across Ccanada are lifting up all Covid measures despite the fact that a 6th Covid wave is starting with Omicron B2 which is now 60 percent more transmissable than the last and sending many more people to hospitals across the country.

  2. Posted by John K on

    So I guess it’s socially acceptable to spread COVID at work now.

    I had hoped this would change how people approach being sick in general but I have long since abandoned that pipe dream.

    Some people were so incensed at the prospect of being concerned for others that I expect they will double down on making others ill.


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