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No plans to extend mask requirements: Health Department – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 24, 2023

Masks required at health facilities because of uptick in cases of COVID-19, other respiratory illnesses

The Nunavut government is not planning to expand the mask mandate it imposed last week at the territory’s health centres.

The Health Department announced the change Oct. 17 in a news release in light of “increasing numbers” of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

“Mandatory masking was reintroduced into health facilities to provide an additional layer of protection for the most vulnerable,” said Danarae Sommerville, spokesperson for the Health Department, in an email Monday, providing more information about last week’s announcement.

Masks are once again required at all Nunavut health facilities, including health centres, elders centres and the Akausisarvik mental health facility in Iqaluit.

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