COVID-19 News & Updates

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To help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic – QIA has implemented a number of measures.

  1. QIA has implemented work-from-home procedures. QIA staff (except those who are required to come to the office to access systems or perform essential services) are instructed to work from home until April 22, 2020.
  2. In order to receive essential services, Qikiqtani Inuit may call 867-975-8400, e-mail: or fax 867-979-3238 their inquiries to QIA. Offices are closed to the general public until further notice.
  3. All QIA programs are suspended until further notice. This includes:
    • Compassionate and Bereavement Program
    • Qikiqtani Cultural Activities Program (QCAP)
    • Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership (Q-STEP)
    • Grants and Contributions
    • Ilagiiktunut Nunalinnullu Pivalliajutisait Kiinaujat program
  4. All program funded by QIA should be put on hold to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
    • Timelines will be extended to allow you to deliver the programs in the future.
  5. QIA joins our territorial and federal health authorities in encouraging Qikiqtani Inuit to protect yourself and your community by preventing the spread of germs. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to:
    • Wash your hands often
    • Cough and sneeze into your arm
    • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose or mouth
    • Practice social distancing

    PLEASE REMEMBER . . . to minimize the spread of COVID-19 ALL public gatherings are now BANNED in Nunavut.

    Only Nunavut residents and critical workers will be allowed into the territory.

    The best way you can protect our community, our Elders and yourself is to STAY AT HOME and KEEP YOUR DISTANCE from each other.

    Stay at least 2 metres away from anyone you come in contact with.

    Do NOT visit friends or family.

    Do NOT arrange play dates or group sports events.

    Please be kind and check-up on Elders or vulnerable friends or family members who may need help. Call them or put groceries by their door but DO NOT VISIT.

    DO NOT FORGET to self-isolate if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.

    These symptoms include a fever, cough or trouble breathing.

    If the symptoms get worse call your local health clinicDo not go to a clinic without calling first.

    We are all in this together and united we can protect our communities.

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