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Public health measures eased in Coral Harbour

03 December 2021

News Release

Public health measures eased in Coral Harbour

Coral Harbour, Nunavut (December 3, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced the easing of public health measures in Coral Harbour.

“It has been two weeks since we last eased measures in Coral Harbour, there have been no additional cases of COVID-19 identified,” said Dr. Patterson. “It is now safe to ease restrictions again. I encourage residents to continue following public health measures and remind everyone that masks continue to be mandatory in all Nunavut communities.”

Effective immediately:

  • No limit to outdoor gatherings.
  • Indoor gatherings in dwellings are limited to 15 people, plus household members.
  • Indoor public gatherings, including conference spaces and community halls are limited to 100 people or 75 per cent capacity.
  • Libraries, galleries including are limited to 25 people or 50 per cent capacity. Group tours limited to 25 people.
  • Gyms, fitness centres, are limited to 25 people or 50 per cent capacity, group sessions limited to 25 people.
  • Places of worship are limited to 100 people or 75 per cent capacity, no singing.
  • Arenas are limited to 50 people or 50 per cent capacity and 50 spectators.
  • Restaurants and licensed establishments may open to 75 per cent capacity.
  • Group counselling sessions are limited to 20 people.
  • Long-term care and elders’ facilities may have two visitors per resident, masks mandatory. Immediate family only.

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 telephone. Please do not go to the health centre in person.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all Nunavummiut aged 5 and older. Contact your health centre to make an appointment. Iqaluit Public Health takes vaccine walk-ins for Pfizer (ages 5 to 11) Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

For all the latest information on COVID-19 in Nunavut, go to: https://www.gov.nu.ca/

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Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
A/Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
cpuglia@gov.nu.ca