Nunavut Eases Public Health Measurse Across the Kivalliq

The Government of Nunavut says it’s easing public health measures across the Kivalliq effective Wednesday, now that the region has gone three weeks without a case of COVID-19, according to Nunatsiaq News.

In Arviat, that means community members will be able to gather in groups of up to 50 people in indoor public community spaces and outdoors. Masks remain mandatory in the Kivalliq community and indoor private gatherings stay capped at five people, the government said in a Tuesday news release. Communities elsewhere in the Kivalliq region will see their local public health measures aligned with those in the rest of  Nunavut.

Nunavut has seen a total of 395 cases of COVID-19 cases, the majority of those in Arviat. Four Nunavummiut have died of the virus, according to government statistics.