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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Pond Inlet’s public health measures relating to Covid-19 have been relaxed

Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Micheal Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, announced the relaxation of Covid-19-related public health measures in Pond Inlet on December 3.

There is a lower risk of contracting Covid-19 now that there are no active cases and all high-risk contacts have completed two weeks of isolation. Patterson stated that masks are still required in all Nunavut communities.

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Public health measures have undergone the following changes:

  • There are no restrictions on outdoor gatherings.
  • Indoor private gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 15 people.
  • Indoor public gatherings, such as conference rooms and community halls, are limited to 100 people or 75% capacity.
  • Libraries and museums have a limit of 25 people or 50% capacity, and group tours limit 25 people.
  • Gyms or fitness centers are limited to 25 people or 50% capacity, and group sessions are limited to twenty-five people.
  • Places of worship are short to 100 people or 75% of their maximum capacity.
  • Arenas are limited to 50 people also 50% capacity, with a maximum of 50 spectators.
  • Restaurants and licensed establishments may open to a maximum capacity of 75%.
  • Group counseling sessions are short to a maximum of 20 people.
  • Long-term care and elder care facilities are limited to two visitors per resident.

“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 citizens to continue to adhere to public health measures.” Masks are still required in all Nunavut communities, according to Patterson.

Source: Nunavut news

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