The Government of Nunavut announced two new positive Covid-19 tests on Thursday, bringing the active cases of coronavirus in the community to 14.

“While we are on a good path to contain and manage these cases, it is critical that Arviammiut remain committed to the public health measures and stay home as much as
possible,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer. “I am
thankful to everyone in the community who continues to work tirelessly to do their part.”

All individuals who have contracted the virus are doing well and are isolating, according to the Department of Health.

Contact tracing is ongoing, and work is taking place to determine how the cases are linked, the department stated.

Anyone who has travelled to and from Arviat since Jan. 12 is asked to limit contacts and self-monitor for symptoms. These individuals are also asked to contact their local
health centre or Iqaluit public health, if in the capital, to assist with contact tracing and

Travel in and out of Arviat remains restricted, unless for emergency or
essential purposes.

The vaccine clinic for the second dose of the Moderna vaccine in Arviat is scheduled for Feb. 10-13. Arviammiut who missed the first clinic and want to receive the vaccine can call the local health centre for an appointment, according to the Department of Health. Priority will be given to 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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