The COVID-19 outbreak has officially been declared over as it’s now been more than 28 days since the last active case of the coronavirus in Iqaluit.

“As of Monday, it has been 28 days since anyone in Iqaluit had COVID-19. Since there have been no further cases, we can now declare the outbreak in the city over,” said chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson.

The current public health measures, such as mandatory masks, will remain in place for the next two weeks while the Department of Health continues to monitor the situation.

Restrictions will ease further if no active cases are identified in the next two weeks.

Testing is still available at the Cadet Hall until July 23 and the mobile testing van will also be available in Iqaluit Monday to Friday until July 31.

Vaccinations are ongoing across Nunavut.

“I encourage everyone to continue following public health restrictions, wash your hands frequently, stay home when sick and call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-975-8601 if you have symptoms,” added Patterson.

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