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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Pond Inlet’s Covid-19-related public health measures have been decreased

Pond Inlet's Covid-19

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, announced the relaxation of public health measures in Pond Inlet on November 19.

“There are no active Covid-19 cases in Pond Inlet,” Patterson said. “After more than a week of no cases, it is safe to relax community restrictions once more.” “I urge residents to last to adhere to public health measures.” 

Masks are still required in all Nunavut communities, according to Patterson.

Pond Inlet’s public health measures are as follows:

  • Outdoor limit of 50 people
  • Indoor private gathering limit of 10 people
  • Indoor public gathering limit is 25 people or 50 % capacity
  • Libraries also galleries are limited to 25 people or 50 % capacity, no group tours.
  • Fitness, Gyms, centers are limited to 25 people or 50 % capacity.
  • Arenas remain at 50 people or 50 % capacity and 50 spectators.
  • Personal services such as beauty salons also hairdressers may open.
  • Restaurants also licensed establishments may open to 25% capacity
  • Group counseling sessions are limited to ten people.
  • Elders facilities and long-term care facilities may have two visitors per resident; masks are mandatory and immediate family only

In Pond Inlet, the measures are being eased one week after Patterson increased them in the community following the discovery of one case in the hamlet.

According to a territorial government spokesperson, the case involved an out-of-territory resident who was diagnosed while in the community and isolated himself there. In Nunavut, the case was not considered active.

There is no active COVID-19 case in Pond Inlet, according to the government’s COVID-19 website. Restaurants and bars are limited to 25% capacity, while libraries, galleries, gyms, and fitness centers are limited to 25%. There are no group tours or workouts permitted.

Source: Nunavut News

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