Nunavut has nine active cases of Covid-19 as of Thursday, all in Arviat, as three new active cases were announced.

All of the individuals are doing well and are isolating at home, according to the Government of Nunavut.

“We can only break transmission of Covid-19 by staying vigilant with the public health measures, staying home as much as possible and wearing a mask,” said Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson. “I urge Arviammiut to stay strong and keep focused on the well-being of the entire community. By working together, we will stop the spread of Covid-19.”

The community clinic for the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Arviat is currently ongoing having started Wednesday. It will go until Feb. 13. Those who missed their first dose can call the health centre to make an appointment, however, priority will be given to those who have second dose appointments.

Anyone who has reason to believe they have been exposed to Covid-19 is advised to call the Covid hotline at 1-888-975-8601 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or notify their community health centre right away, and immediately isolate at home for 14 days. Please do not go to the health centre in person.

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