Nunavut Post

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Nunavut chief public health officer quarantine after coronavirus exposure


Key takeaways: 

  • In a news release, Patterson stated he would be staying home till February 17.
  • On Thursday, 10, Patterson stated he had been a high-risk touch of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be quarantined till February 17.

Chief public health officer tested positive: 

Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer is quarantined after coronavirus exposure. 

In a report released Thursday afternoon, Dr. Michael Patterson stated he had been “a high-risk contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.”  Source –

Because Patterson was revealed on February 7, he will isolate and operate from home till February 17. 

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The chief public health officer of Nunavut is tested positive of covid-19

“I am fit and to date have not tested positive for the virus but am doing my part to save the health of my community, associates, and loved ones by obeying the isolation laws,” he stated. Source –

In Nunavut, anyone who has been in close, direct, sustained touch with someone who is COVID-19 positive, within two days of them testing positive, is requested to quarantine. Contacts do not require to isolate but should self-monitor for signs. 

Anyone who develops COVID-19 signs is urged to phone the region’s COVID hotline at 1-888-975-8601 or call their district health center.

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