Mask mandate ends in Nunavut schools, GN offices

Masks still required in clinics, elders facilities, Iqaluit’s hospital as COVID-19 still circulating in community

Mask mandates in Government of Nunavut offices and schools have been lifted, the GN announced Monday. (Graphic by Viktor Forgacs/Unsplash)

By Nunatsiaq News

Masks are no longer required at Nunavut schools or territorial government workplaces.

The Health Department announced the change, which is effective immediately, on Monday evening.

Masks are still required in community health centres, elders facilities, the Akausisarvik Mental Health Facility and the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit.

The majority of COVID-19 restrictions ended April 11, when the Government of Nunavut lifted its public health emergency.

Mask mandates may be ending, but a public service announcement from the Health Department still urges anyone who is feeling unwell to stay home.

Wearing masks is still encouraged as well, to limit the spread of COVID-19, which is still circulating in the territory. The GN stopped reporting case counts in April, when the public health emergency ended.

In mid-June, Health Minister John Main said there may be another wave of COVID-19 in the fall, as new variants continue to spread.

 

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(11) Comments:

  1. Posted by All Set Then on

    For the Fall Wave… have fun with that! Going to see some magical math and great responses from Min Gross

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  2. Posted by laughable on

    Schools are finished for the summer, I guess they didnt get the memo. so dumb! It should have been lifted when public health restriction ended on April 11. Graduation pictures with masks, but kids were mingling in class and outside without mask.

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  3. Posted by Oh? on

    Since when did the GN offices have mask mandates? I never seen staff wearing masks in GN offices 🤔

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  4. Posted by Mass Formation on

    Masking of children is beyond bizarre. Though health ministers of today bark out as a good robot their southern, foreign and quasi-religion, “believe in the science” masks orders. Blind to the growing study after study showing in black and white, there are no satisfactorily significant benefits other than forced compliance. Nor will they mention the harm on the lack of oxygen to the brain and re-breathing exhaled waste. Mouth, teeth, health issues. Skin body toxic build up issues. Long lasting serious mental health issues… fear of others, fear of socializing, fear thinking on their own and delay of speech in children. The mind/body harm list keeps on growing, though no longer unknown, as people speak out how the mask is harming the health and mental health of the child.

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    • Posted by Clackers on

      “… the harm on the lack of oxygen to the brain and re-breathing exhaled waste. Mouth, teeth, health issues. Skin body toxic build up issues. Long lasting serious mental health issues…”

      Got some links to some actual studies, Q?

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      • Posted by S on

        Gum Clacker: Do you think there’s any evidence to counter Mass Fomation’s comments?

        Some of your religious doctrine ‘evidence’?

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        • Posted by Clackers on

          I’d prefer to hear some evidence for the claims he made first. He clearly wants to convince people to not listen to the direction of medical health professionals. If that’s his desire, the onus is on him to provide something more than a weird, manic comment that sounds like it would get a thousand likes on a freedom convoy Facebook post.

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    • Posted by Links? on

      Got any links? Who studied them? Are they credible?

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    • Posted by The Old Trapper on

      “Blind to the growing study after study showing in black and white, there are no satisfactorily significant benefits…”
      – lack of oxygen to the brain
      – re-breathing exhaled waste
      – Mouth, teeth, health issues
      – Skin body toxic build up issues
      – Long lasting serious mental health issues
      – fear of others
      – fear of socializing
      – fear thinking on their own
      – delay of speech in children
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      So here’s your challenge, provide at least one published study or research paper to support each of the above points that you made concerning the use of masks. I’ll wait.
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      As far as there being no satisfactorily significant benefits, perhaps you are forgetting not contracting Covid-19, or reducing the viral load if contracted. Also a side benefit is the reduction in influenza and common colds, and it keeps your face warmer in winter.

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      • Posted by Dulcinea on

        The OP posits a bunch of potential effects of prolonged mask usage. I agree that there are likely no good studies showing these effects.

        However, you are throwing the baby out with the bathwater when you gloss over the OP’s valid statement that the effectiveness of masks has not been proven. People assume they are effective, just as the OP assumes mask use causes a host of harms.

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  5. Posted by Mass Formation on

    Here… lots of numbers crunched around the world, graphs and the elephant left in the room after the legacy media write their glowing mask reports. Read Unmasked by Ian Miller.

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