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Nunavut to lift all public health measures including masks, COVID-19 data

IQALUIT, Nunavut -

Nunavut is to lift all its remaining COVID-19 health measures when it ends its public health emergency on Monday.

The territory's Health Department says a mask mandate will be dropped and people who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer need to isolate.

The department says it will no longer report data on cases or vaccinations, but vaccines will still be available.

The Nunavut government will still require masks at its workplaces and health facilities, and private business will still be allowed to require face coverings.

The territory's public health emergency has been in place since March 20, 2020.

Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says residents should still say home if they're sick and should get vaccinated if they haven't already been.

“While there are no longer restrictions in place, COVID-19 is not gone,” Patterson said. “I encourage all Nunavummiut to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 6, 2022. Top Stories

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