Iqaluit’s Chartroom Lounge site of potential COVID-19 exposure, GN says
New Health Department advisory alerts bar patrons and recent travellers
The Nunavut Health Department has issued another notice of potential COVID-19 exposure in Iqaluit, again at one of the city’s bars.
Anybody who visited the Chartroom Lounge in Iqaluit from April 10 to April 14, may have been exposed to COVID-19, said the government advisory, circulated Wednesday evening on social media.
The advisory recommends anyone who visited the bar during those dates to self-monitor for symptoms of infection for 14 days following their last visit.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
Anyone who develops these symptoms should self isolate and schedule a COVID-19 test, the advisory says. Self-isolation involves staying at home and avoiding other people.
As well, anyone who has travelled outside of Iqaluit since April 7 is now being asked to isolate for 14 days starting “immediately.”
The Chartroom, located next to Iqaluit’s beer and wine store, is the second bar in the city where potential exposures to COVID-19 may have taken place.
Iqaluit’s Storehouse Bar and Grill was identified as a site of potential COVID-19 exposure last week by the Health Department.
The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a news conference Friday at 11 a.m. to provide an update on COVID-19 in the territory where, as of Wednesday, there were now 33 active cases – 31 in Iqaluit and two in Kinngait.
The news conference is streamed online and broadcast on the radio in Iqaluit at 92.5 FM.