The Cree Health Board is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Nunavik with concern for our neighbours. There are no cases reported in Kuujuuarapik at this time.
Public Health has offered to share resources to support Nunavik’s regional public health team with its outbreak response. A contact tracer from the Cree Health Board is working in Nunavik to help local teams identify and contain potential chains of transmission in affected communities.
Several communities in Nunavik are in lockdown, and many families are isolating in difficult conditions. Our thoughts and prayers are with all people impacted by this situation.
There are no cases reported in Kuujuuarapik at this time. Nunavik authorities have suspended air travel between Ungava Bay and Hudson Bay until further notice. Whapmagoostui has implemented local measures including:
- Reducing gatherings to Phase 3 of deconfinement guidelines.
- Adding Ivujivik, Salluit, Kangirsuk and Kuujjuaq as areas of risk under Whapmagoostui’s Mandatory Self-Isolation Law.
We know outbreaks can evolve quickly. The Health Board will provide any updates if the situation changes.