Nunavik’s latest COVID-19 case linked to worker who didn’t quarantine, says Northern Village – Nunatsiaq News

14 July 2020

“We want to minimize the anxiety in the community”

A Nunavik community is urging regional authorities to send a work crew back south, after a contracted worker arrived in Salluit infected with COVID-19 last week.

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services confirmed the new case on Sunday, July 12. The health board said the individual was tested before their flight, but the positive result was only confirmed after the flight left Montreal and Quebec City on July 10.

“They were intercepted upon landing and brought to care immediately,” the health board said on July 12. “The individual does not have any symptoms and is in strict isolation, along with the people they were in contact with in the plane.”

According to the Northern Village of Salluit, a crew of five workers boarded a chartered flight departing from both Montreal and Quebec City on July 10. The group was hired to work on two separate projects in Salluit for Nunavik’s school board, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, though some of the workers are employed with an engineering firm called Journeaux Associates.

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