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Friday, September 29, 2023

Nunavut trims down COVID-19 isolation duration as some lockdown measures raise


Key takeaways: 

  • All non-essential businesses can restart; students learning from the residence this week.
  • Nunavut Chief Public Health Officer Dr Michael Patterson provides an update on public health efforts on Jan. 13. 

Nunavut government cuts down the period of quarantine: 

In a press release Monday morning, Chief Public Health Officer Dr Patterson declared the territory is lessening the length of time individuals have to isolate if they are revealed to COVID-19 or if they journey to Nunavut.

Individuals who contract COVID-19 will require to isolate for seven days if they have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or at the shortest 10 days if they are unvaccinated.

High-risk contacts and family members will require to isolate for 10 days even if they are vaccinated.

Anyone who has to isolate due to journey should do so for 10 days.

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Government of Nunavut cuts down time period of isolation after lockdown measures lift

The move arrives in light of some proof showing briefer isolation terms are “reasonable” for some individuals, Patterson said in the press release.

Other jurisdictions in Canada, including Ontario and Quebec, lately dropped some of their isolation duration to five days.

Previous Thursday, Patterson stated during a press conference that Nunavut would not be lessening isolation periods that far.

“At five days, at least 40 per cent of individuals are still contagious, and we have seen at least one introduction of COVID-19 in Nunavut from somebody journeying from the South after five days of isolation,” he stated. Source –

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