COVID-19 restrictions to be eased across Qikiqtani region
Kinngait outbreak is over, says chief public health officer
In Rankin Inlet and the Qikiqtani region — except for Iqaluit — public health restrictions will soon be eased, Nunavut’s chief public health officer announced Wednesday afternoon.
Under the new measures, which will take effect Friday, indoor gatherings in conference rooms, community areas, theatres, places of worship and government facilities can have up to 100 people or 75 per cent of the building’s capacity, according to a Health Department news release.
Indoor gatherings in people’s homes will remain at 15 people, and outdoor gatherings at 100 people.
Gyms and pools can have 25 people in them and territorial and municipal park buildings can reopen.
Lastly, schools will fully reopen.
“As we ease measures in most of the Qikiqtani region and Rankin Inlet, I urge everyone to remain vigilant,” said Dr. Michael Patterson in the statement.
Masks are still mandatory in every community in the territory.
Patterson also announced that the outbreak in Kinngait is over, as it has been 28 days since its last active COVID-19 case.
On Tuesday, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq reported that Iqaluit has no active COVID-19 cases, but he reminded residents that the outbreak in the capital isn’t over.