GN planning COVID-19 update for Aqsarniit school community

Nunavut’s COVID-19 caseload unchanged at 9 on Sunday

The Government of Nunavut said it will provide an update to members of the Aqsarniit school community on Sunday after two people connected to the school were diagnosed with COVID-19. On Sunday, the territory’s caseload remained unchanged from Saturday. (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

Students at Aqsarniit Middle School and their parents should expect an update from the Government of Nunavut about its plans for school on Monday, Premier Joe Savikataaq says.

Two people at the school were diagnosed with COVID-19. The government included that in its Saturday update on the disease, which put the number of active cases within the territory at nine.

The caseload remained unchanged on Sunday, as the government had no new cases to report, the premier wrote in a tweet Sunday.

Savikataaq urged Nunavummiut to continue following public health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease, including wearing a mask, physical distancing and handwashing. He issued a reminder for people to keep their “bubbles” small.

He repeated the government’s now-familiar plea to get vaccinated and called on parents to make vaccination appointments for their teens.

“Stay safe and take care,” Savikataaq wrote.

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  1. Posted by Quinangnaq on

    Why are the schools open? Why isn’t Iqaluit on a complete lock down like the other communities were when they were affected with the virus???? Just because it’s the capital of NU?! Shut down everything!

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