COVID-19 activity in Nain and Postville

Press Release

March 7, 2022

The Nunatsiavut Government is advising there is currently COVID-19 activity in the communities of Nain and Postville. Contact tracing is ongoing, and all cases are isolating.

Cases identified in the community of Makkovik last week have since recovered. There are no known cases in any other Labrador Inuit community at this time.

Public health officials continue to stress that it is likely the virus that causes COVID-19 will continue to present itself in all Labrador Inuit communities, and that activity may or may not be documented or reported. Residents have to assume the virus is present and to continue to follow all public health protocols.

The Nunatsiavut Government will continue to provide updates on COVID-19 activity, but will not be reporting case numbers as they may not be accurate or could identify infected individuals, especially if activity is low in any given Labrador Inuit community.

Individuals with symptoms, with no known exposure to the virus, should contact 811 or complete the online assessment tool at COVID Assessment and Referral (HOME – NLCHI) to determine if testing is required.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include having ONE of the following:

  • Fever (including chills/sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Headache
  • Acute loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unusual fatigue, lack of energy
  • New onset of muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours

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