Nunavik health board invites residents to report quarantine breakers
“Would you like to notify the authorities, but you don’t know how? This is now possible.”
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says you can report people you think may be breaking COVID-19-preventive restrictions by sending in a confidential email.
“Have you witnessed anyone breaking quarantine and are you worried about the safety of your community? Would you like to notify the authorities, but you don’t know how? This is now possible,” the health board said in a recent social media posting.
The health board said that if you are concerned about someone breaking their quarantine, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll have to include the name of your community, the name of the person who is not respecting the quarantine, the date and time you saw the person, the place where you saw the person and a description of the situation in which you saw them, such as shopping, driving around or walking with friends.
“Your identity will not be revealed,” the health board said. “Understand that no follow-up email on the investigation results will be sent to you.”
The basic preventive measure against COVID-19 in Nunavik is isolation, the health board said: “14 days in a row (uninterrupted) without contact with other people.”
During that time, the health board said you need to monitor yourself and the members of your household for symptoms every day and comply with the preventive measures, such as wearing a mask in public places, observing social distancing and washing your hands.
You can go outside, either alone or accompanied by people who are quarantined with you, but you can’t have visitors come to your home or go to public places such as grocery stores.
But you can have food or medication delivered to your home.
Among those who are allowed to complete their quarantine in Nunavik are former detainees from southern Quebec detention centres. They spend most of their quarantine at a southern hotel, where they are tested on the seventh day of their stay. If a negative test result is received, they can return to their communities on day 10 or 11 to finish their remaining days of quarantine.
The former detainees also have to redo a COVID-19 test seven days after they get back to their communities.
“They are closely monitored during their quarantine at the hotel to ensure strict compliance with the quarantine rules,” the health board said.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nunavik since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 28, according to Santé Québec.