Health restrictions ease in Nunavut
Masks will no longer be mandatory as of Friday, but ‘strongly recommended’
Masks will not be mandatory in Nunavut when public health measures ease later this week.
“On Friday, it will have been more than two weeks since the outbreak in Iqaluit was declared over and there are no active cases in Nunavut,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public health officer, in a news release.
“After assessing the risk, it is safe to once again ease public health measures across the territory.”
Although masks are not mandatory, they are “strongly recommended,” the news release states.
At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, indoor spaces such as the movie theatre, places of worship or community halls will be allowed to have 100 people, or 75 per cent capacity.
Restaurants and bars can open to 75 per cent capacity, although tables and customers must be socially distanced.
Fitness centres and pools can have 25 people in a group session, while the pools can open to full capacity.
And there are no restrictions to outdoor gatherings.