All 14 communities in Nunavik will be at the best COVID-19 notify level — red — starting Jan. 19.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Wellness and Social Services explained in a Facebook put up there is neighborhood transmission in much more than 50 % of the region’s communities and that the full area is at possibility.
“It is just a issue of time until Omicron will distribute in all communities,” it stated.
As of Jan. 14, eight of the communities in the northern Quebec location were currently at the pink alert stage when the other 6 were at the 2nd maximum level, orange moreover.
The six communities shifting to the purple alert level are Kuujjuaraapik, Umiujaq, Inukjuaq, Aklulivik, Quaqtaq and Aupaluk.
There are about 12,000 inhabitants in Nunavik, just about 90 for every cent of whom are Inuit.
The board also stated it really is adapting the steps in the pink warn amount to the Omicron variant, so that it can “decrease as much as attainable significant outbreaks that could overload the health care method, even though sustaining primary and necessary solutions in communities.”
In the up-to-date actions, university and daycares can reopen but there is a total shutdown of all non-important general public spots. All non-important activities are cancelled.
Critical companies this kind of as grocery stories and clinics continue to be open but folks are requested to lower their essential actions as significantly as doable.
People today can’t pay a visit to others or host website visitors, like visits between family users who never dwell in the very same house.
Although outside gatherings are allowed, they are constrained to 20 individuals.
Only necessary journey is authorized and there is a curfew in position from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Churches are open up for funerals only, with a restrict of 25 people today attending.
The board said there were nine hospitalizations amongst Jan. 6 and Jan. 12 but that no one particular was medevaced to the South.
And one particular person in Ivujivik has died since the Omicron outbreak began.