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Changes to Medical Isolation Requirements for COVID-19

March 15, 2022

Public Health recommends the following changes to reduce medical isolation, effective March 16, 2022. These changes apply retroactively to anyone currently in medical isolation because of an infection or because they’re a close contact.




Reducing medical isolation will achieve a better balance between protecting community members from COVID-19, and minimizing disruptions and distress caused by longer periods of isolation.






  • These new recommendations don’t apply to institutional living situations, such as Elders’ Homes and Youth Health Centres.
  • COVID-19 infections in these settings will continue to be managed on a case-by-case basis with support from Public Health, Youth Protection, and other stakeholders involved in the situation.





COVID-19 Resources

Rapid tests are used in Eeyou Istchee to increase testing capacity to respond to the continued spread and community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Rapid tests are an important tool in the new Deconfinement Plan in effect in Eeyou Istchee.  

Eeyou Istchee COVID-19 Information

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