QIA responds to first confirmed COVID-19 case in Iqaluit
Iqaluit, Nunavut – April 15, 2021 – Late last evening the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) became aware of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. We encourage everyone to follow the public health measures implemented by the Chief Public Officer of Health (CPOH).
“Now is the time to show kindness, and for each of us to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect our communities,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok. “Iqaluit and Nunavut have shown that zero COVID is possible. Let’s work together to get back to zero.”
As a result of the new measures in place QIA’s offices in Iqaluit will be closed to the public and QIA staff will be working from home until further notice.
QIA encourages all Qikiqtani Inuit who have not received their vaccine to sign up and register at their earliest convenience. Community vaccination clinics can be found on the Government of Nunavut’s website, and Iqalingmmiut over the age 18 can book an appointment to receive their vaccine by calling public health at 975-4800.
For more information, please contact:
Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association