A new Covid-19 case in Rankin Inlet means the community is implementing a host of new restrictions immediately.

“We were advised by Dr. Patterson (Chief Public Health Officer) a short while ago of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Rankin Inlet,” stated the hamlet in a news release.

The release went on to say Patterson would be publishing new restrictions Friday, Dec. 24.

Effective immediately:

– All public gatherings are prohibited;

– Restaurants must close and can be open for takeout only;

– All bars are closed;

– All gymnasiums and community halls are closed;

– All fitness centres are closed;

– Stores may operate as normal but social distancing must be followed at all times;

– Masks are mandatory;

Patterson is expected to provide a further update tomorrow.

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