On Nov. 19 public health measures in Pond Inlet were eased, announced Nunavut’s chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson.

“There are no active cases of Covid-19 in Pond Inlet,” said Patterson. “After more than a week with no cases, it is safe to once again ease restrictions in the community. I encourage residents to continue following public health measures.”

Patterson added that masks remain mandatory in all Nunavut communities.

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 per cent capacity

– Libraries and galleries are limited to 25 people or 50 per cent capacity, no group tours

– Gyms, fitness centres are limited to 25 people or 50 per cent capacity

– Places of worship are limited to 50 people or 25 per cent capacity

– Arenas remain at 50 people or 50 per cent capacity and 50 spectators

– Personal services such as beauty salons and hairdressers may open

– Restaurants and licensed establishments may open to 25 per cent capacity

– Group counselling 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

– Parks and playgrounds may open, but buildings remain closed

Anyone who develops Covid-19 symptoms 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 by phone. Please do not go to the health centre in person.

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