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Government of Nunavut limits travel exemptions for unvaccinated workers

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 27, 2021) – Effective November 1, 2021, the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Department of Health will limit travel exemptions for unvaccinated workers. This includes workers who have yet to receive a second dose of a Government of Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. “As vaccines are widely available in Southern Canada, workers now have […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20214 Views

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It’s 2021′: Nunavut mothers say it’s high time the territory gets more birthing services – CBC

Sep 26, 2021 ‘It still blows my mind that we don’t have [more] services here up North’ In February of this year, Charlotte Karetak had to travel more than 1,200 kilometres away from her home in Arviat, Nunavut, to give birth to her first child in an unfamiliar setting. She’s one of many women in the territory who […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20216 Views

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COVID-19 cases in N.W.T. putting pressure on medical system – APTN News

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Northwest Territories, there’s pressure on the territory’s already limited health care system. Admissions into the intensive care unit are on the rise in Yellowknife. Since Sept. 17, there four patients have required treatment in the intensive care unit. There are currently 238 actives cases in the territory as of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202120 Views

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GNT: Daily Update – September 23, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE September 23, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) will no longer be reporting deaths or resolved cases by community in its daily updates to protect the privacy of individuals in our communities. The total number of deaths territory-wide will continue to be reported. For more information please see Privacy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 20218 Views

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GNT: Containment and Gathering Public Health Orders Extended

YELLOWKNIFE September 22, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is announcing extensions to three temporary Public Health Orders and the introduction of stronger gathering restrictions in Yellowknife, Dettah, and Ndilǫ. Whatì temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 9, 2021 Behchokǫ̀ temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 7, 2021 Covid-19 Gatherings Order-Yellowknife, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202110 Views

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Public health measures eased in Arviat

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 22, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced the easing of public health restrictions in Arviat after confirmation of negative surveillance testing results. “More than 80 swabs were collected in an effort to determine if COVID-19 was transmitting undetected in Arviat,” said Dr. Patterson. “All tests have […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202111 Views

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GNT: Daily Update – September 21, 2021

Case Counts as of 12:00 pm YELLOWKNIFE September 21, 2021 – The OCPHO is announcing 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since September 20. The total number of recent cases has increased to 712. There are 238 active cases among residents in the territory plus three active out-of-territory cases. A total of 469 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 20219 Views

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Two COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nunavut

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 21, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced two new positive cases of COVID-19, one in Kinngait and one in Kugluktuk, for a total of five active cases in the territory. “Yesterday, one individual in Kinngait and one individual in Kugluktuk tested positive for COVID-19,” said Dr. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202114 Views

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GNT: Daily Update – September 20, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE September 20, 2021 – Today, the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) learned of a death of an NWT resident from COVID-19.  This is the second NWT resident who died from COVID-19.  As Chief Public Health Officer, I wish to express my condolences to the family, friends, and community of the deceased […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202112 Views

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Investigation continues into possible hidden community transmission in Arviat

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 19, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today released the following statement: “The presumptive positive case of COVID-19 identified by the IDNow Point of Care test, tested negative at the lab in Rankin Inlet late evening on September 17. Because the confirmatory swab was taken towards the end […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202112 Views

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