Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below - Black = Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths - Updated Daily
BC
110 | 02 | 30
AB
251 | 01 | 53
SK
95 | 04 | 00
MB
08 | 00 | 00
ON
66 | 02 | 22
QC
46 | 01 | 44
ATL
00 | 00 | 00
YT
00 | 00 | 00
NWT
00 | 00 | 02
 

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Health Services update

Press Release

17 August 2020

Unless you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call your health centre first before going in. Describe your symptoms, and health care providers can conduct a telephone assessment and may schedule in-person appointments for appropriate care.

Wearing Masks at Health Centres

If you are presenting at a health centre with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a runny nose, please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, please tell whoever receives you at the health centre of your symptoms, and they can provide you with one.

Common Travel areas (NWT/Churchill)

Nunavummiut travelling between the NWT and Nunavut or Churchill and Nunavut no longer have to isolate under certain conditions. However, those travelling out of Nunavut into a common travel area must obtain a letter of exemption from the Chief Public Health Officer to return to the territory. Airlines will not allow anyone to board an aircraft without a letter of authorization from the CPHO. To obtain the letter, contact [email protected] prior to travelling. Common travel area rules are as follows:

  • Travel must originate from Nunavut to the NWT/Churchill, or from the NWT/Churchill to Nunavut.
  • Travellers have not been outside the Common Travel Areas for two weeks prior to their travel to NWT, Churchill or Nunavut.
  • Travellers remain in the Common Travel Area for the duration of their stay.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights between the Kitikmeot Region and any other part of Nunavut containing a stopover or change of aircraft in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, are exempt from the requirement to produce the proof of authorization.

Email for Travellers Returning to Nunavut

All travellers must submit an Isolation Reservation Request Form to [email protected] as soon as travel plans are known to ensure that the travel team can identify room availability and reserve stays in a designated isolation facility. More information can be found on the Department of Health website.

Isolation sites concern inbox

An email address is available to address concerns and comments from clients completing 14-day isolation in the Isolation Sites in Southern Canada. If you have questions, feedback or concerns regarding isolation, contact [email protected].

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as Aug. 16

Medical Travel

250

Public

470

Total

720

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

Aug. 15

7

Aug. 16

22

Aug. 17

110

Aug. 18

32

Aug. 19

67

Critical Worker Requests

As of Aug.15, there are 4120 requests, 2219 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

3122

75.8%

Denied

228

5.5%

Pending

48

1.2%

Common Travel Area Approved

722

17.5%

Total

4120

100%

Closed /Cancelled/Suspended services:

Speciality clinics have been cancelled. Work is underway to determine which clients can be seen by phone/virtual care.

All non-essential travel for mental health clients and families are cancelled.  All non-essential travel for families visiting clients in care is cancelled.


Department of Health Services, August 10, 2020

Calling Ahead at Health Centres

Unless you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call your health centre first before going in. Describe your symptoms, and health care providers can conduct a telephone assessment and may schedule in-person appointments for appropriate care.

Wearing Masks at Health Centres

If you are presenting at a health centre with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a runny nose, please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, please tell whoever receives you at the health centre of your symptoms, and they can provide you with one.

New Email for Travellers

A new email address has been established for Nunavummiut planning travel outside of the territory. All travellers must submit an Isolation Reservation Request Form to [email protected] as soon as travel plans are known to ensure that the travel team can identify room availability and reserve stays in a designated isolation facility. More information can be found on the Department of Health website.

Isolation sites concern inbox

A new email address has been established to better address concerns and comments from clients completing 14-day isolation in the Isolation Sites in Southern Canada. The new email will take pressure off the COVID toll free line, patient relations and the CPHOtravelrequests inbox. The new email address is [email protected].

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as Aug. 8

Medical Travel

146

Public

470

Total

616

Traveller repatriation summary:

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

Aug. 8

9

Aug. 9

15

Aug. 10

90

Aug. 11

26

Aug. 12

52

Critical Worker Requests

As of Aug. 8, there are 3718 requests, 2087 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status # %
Approved (includes critical and non-critical) 2900 78%
Denied 226 6.1%
Pending 51 1.4%
Common Travel Area Approved 541 14.6%
Total 3718 100%

Read More: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/news/covid-19-department-health-services-update

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