NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Health Services update

Press Release

Department of Health Services, April 22, 2020

Face covering requirements for air travellers

The Government of Canada is directing that all travellers (with limited exceptions) must have a removable non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. This directive is in effect as of Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 ET.

Customers who do not have mandatory face coverings will not be allowed to travel. Please note that these coverings do not need to be medical masks. Any face covering including a scarf or similar item is acceptable.

Isolation Sites

Those in isolation have access to cable, internet, three meals a day, fresh linens and cleaning supplies. Garbage is picked up daily. These costs are covered by the Government of Nunavut. The GN will pay for diapers, baby formula and feminine products. Guests are responsible to order these products through the provided delivery services, but they will not be charged for the items.

The information package has been updated to include information on grocery orders and take out. Both can be delivered to the hotel. These deliveries and related costs are not covered by the GN.

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as of April 22

Medical Travel

202

Public

116

Total

318

Traveller repatriation summary:

Location

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

Ottawa

April 22

8

Winnipeg

April 22

14

Yellowknife

April 23

9

Edmonton

April 23

1

Yellowknife

April 24

1

Edmonton

April 24

2

Critical Worker Requests

As of April 21, there are 653 requests, 498 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

543

83.4%

Denied

68

10.4%

Pending

42

6.1%

Total

653

100%

Department of Health Services, April 20, 2020

Department of Health Services

Face covering requirements for air travellers

The Government of Canada is directly that all travellers (with limited exceptions) must have a removable non-medical mask or face covering large enough to cover their mouth and nose during their travel through Canadian airports and in-flight. This directive is in effect as of Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:00 ET.

Customers who do not have mandatory face covering will not be allowed to travel. Please note that these coverings do not need to be medical masks. Any face covering including a scarf or similar item is acceptable.

Isolation Sites

Those in isolation have access to cable, internet, three meals a day, fresh linens and cleaning supplies. Garbage is picked up daily. These costs are covered by the Government of Nunavut. The GN will pay for diapers, baby formula and feminine products. Guests are responsible to order these products through the provided delivery services, but they will not be charged for the items.

The information package has been updated to include information on grocery orders and take out. Both can be delivered to the hotel. These deliveries and related costs are not covered by the GN.

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as of April 20

Medical Travel

198

Public

138

Students

1

Total

337

Traveller repatriation summary:

Location

Departure Date

# of Travellers from Isolation Sites

Ottawa

April 20

3

Winnipeg

April 21

10

Yellowknife

April 21

4

Edmonton

April 21

4

Ottawa

April 22

8

Winnipeg

April 22

14

Yellowknife

April 23

9

Edmonton

April 23

1

Yellowknife

April 24

1

Edmonton

April 24

2

Critical workers travel applications

As of April 19, there are 616 requests, 472 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

514

83.4%

Denied

64

10.4%

Pending

38

6.1%

Total

616

100%


Department of Health Services, April 17, 2020

Isolation Sites

Those in isolation have access to cable, internet, three meals a day, fresh linens and cleaning supplies. Garbage is picked up daily. These costs are covered by the Government of Nunavut. The GN will pay for diapers, baby formula and feminine products. Guests are responsible to order these products through the provided delivery services, but they will not be charged for the items.

The information package has been updated to include information on grocery orders and take out. Both can be delivered to the hotel. These deliveries and related costs are not covered by the GN.

COVID Hotline

Need to talk to someone if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently travelled to or from an affected area? Do you have questions about travel to Nunavut or the isolation sites? Please call 975-8601 or 1-888-975-8601 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to speak with someone. Please remember this line is for those who need it – and should not be used for general inquiries.

If you have questions or need help in an emergency, call your local health centre.

Volumes

Total (All Isolation Locations)

Traveler Type

Guests in Isolation as of April 17

Medical Travel

212

Public

144

Students

1

Total

357

Traveller repatriation summary:

April 17

Winnipeg (Scheduled flight)

Medical travellers

2

Students

0

Public

0

Total

2

Yellowknife (Scheduled flight)

Medical travellers

6

Students

0

Public

8

Total

14

April 18

Yellowknife (Scheduled flight)

Medical travellers

1

Students

0

Public

3

Total

4

Edmonton (Scheduled Flight)

Medical travellers

2

Students

0

Public

4

Total

6

Travelers requests

As of April 16, there are 595 requests, 459 of which are critical worker requests.

Request Status

#

%

Approved (includes critical and non-critical)

498

83.7%

Denied

61

10.3%

Pending

36

6.0%

Total

595

100%

Department of Health Services, April 15, 2020

Isolation Sites

Those in isolation have access to cable, internet, three meals a day, fresh linens and cleaning supplies. Garbage is picked up daily. These costs are covered by the Government of Nunavut. The GN will pay for diapers, baby formula and feminine products. Guests are responsible to order these products through the provided delivery services, but they will not be charged for the items.

The information package has been updated to include information on grocery orders and take out.  Both can be delivered to the hotel.  These deliveries and related costs are not covered by the GN.

COVID Hotline

Need to talk to someone if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently travelled to or from an affected area? Do you have questions about travel to Nunavut or the isolation sites? Please call 975-8601 or 1-888-975-8601 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to speak with someone. Please remember this line is for those who need it – and should not be used for general inquiries.

If you have questions or need help in an emergency, call your local health centre.

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