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Protective measures against COVID-19-Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds Nunavut Arctic College students are set to be back in classrooms this coming term — with physical distancing. A case of COVID-19 in Rankin Inlet was confirmed by Nunavut’s chief public health officer on Wednesday. Not a Trudeau fan but thank you for the quick response and funding to help. Dr. Michael Patterson said the person who tested positive is in isolation and doing well, in a news release Wednesday morning. We believe in working together to provide quality programs and services that meet the total educational needs of our students. Your email address will not be published. Sapatie Stokes is on the verge of completing the four-year bachelor of science in Arctic nursing program through Nunavut Arctic College and Dalhousie University. Presently, the Department of Health is waiting for results of about 30 COVID-19 tests. Nunavut confirms territory's fourth case of COVID-19 An Arviat resident has been confirmed as Nunavut's fourth case of COVID-19. Your email address will not be published. This is a stressful, disruptive time for everyone, but it’s up to all of us to limit the spread of COVID-19. Nunavut has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the community of Pond Inlet, according to Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson. The plan doesn't detail if classes would go online in this case, but does say after the closure of the college last spring, not all programs were "conducive" to online or blended learning.Â, These programs are the college's trades programs like metal work or fur production.Â, Stage three is when a community is in recovery from COVID-19 and there is no more evidence of community transmission.Â, Campuses and community learning centres would start to open back up to students and staff.Â, Libraries and computer labs would only be accessible to students and staff in stage three.Â, Cafeterias would have no public access and will be takeout only for students and staff.Â, Student residence would have no public access and no access to external family members.Â, All stages call for enhanced cleaning measures and currently does not have any directives on wearing masks.Â. Find out what you need to enroll in our programs and be part of a growing community of NAC graduates. Two medical-grade freezers from the Public Health Agency of Canada arrived in Iqaluit over the weekend to store the vaccine, said Dr. Michael Patterson, the chief public health officer, at Monday’s news conference. During the following question period, on Sept. 23, Lightstone asked Patterk Netser, the minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, if that institution was seeing an impact this year too. Student residence will also be off limits to the public.Â, Stage three is a recovery stage from a case of COVID-19 and comes after stage four.Â, Stage four is a closure of most college facilities because of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a community.Â, Programs for campuses and community learning centres would have "alternative delivery methods where possible." This is great news and thanks to all involved who worked hard to make it happen. you haven’t done this yet and Inuit in larger communities are being short-changed by your decisions. $250,000 for the purchase of equipment to support distance learning in the Kivalliq region, allocated from a new agreement with Nunavut Arctic College, through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency’s northern adult basic education program. Copyright © 1995-2019 Nortext Publishing Corporation (Iqaluit) and may not be reprinted for commercial publication in print, or any other media, without the permission of the publisher. 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools: Health and Safety; 2020-21 Opening Plan for Nunavut Schools: Health and Safety FAQs As of Monday March 23, the courthouse in Iqauit will be closed to the public. The plan is similar to the government of Nunavut's reopening plan for grade schools as it outlines how the college will operate based on a community's risk to COVID-19. Nunavut Arctic College students are set to be back in classrooms this coming term — with physical distancing.On Tuesday, the college released its four stage COVID-19 reopening plan for the school year, which starts Sept. 8. “We will continue to ensure that all Nunavummiut are supported and provided with the resources they need to respond effectively to the pandemic. Please consider passing out the money the feds are giving you on a per capita basis. This funding will support Nunavut Inuit to stay home and limit contacts, said James Eetoolook, the acting president of NTI. (File photo). Work from home for non-essential Government of Nunavut (GN) staff starts today. They should misuse the funds, and build new dwelling units all across Nunavut! About half of Nunavut students who applied for financial support are studying in southern Canada. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. $1 million for personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies for affected communities. 24 people previously under investigation have been cleared and no longer require isolation. Nunavut Arctic College will give you the tools you need to pursue your career. The COVID-19 information line is open today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818. $1.3 million to expand internet bandwidth in support of education, remote health care and community response to COVID-19. All research is being suspended at Nunavut Research Institute. Schools are closed in stage 4 of the Department of Education's COVID-19 response plan. Nunavut has reported its first case of COVID-19 in the community of Pond Inlet, according to Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Arctic Nursing) Social Service Worker Program. Site by Manoverboard. Nunavut Arctic College won’t offer the first year of the Nunavut Teachers Education Program this year as one of multiple measures to address Covid-19. College students and staff will have full access.Â, Student residences will also be open to the public in stage one, but will need to sign in in order to better conduct contact tracing.Â, Stage two happens when there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 a community but someone in the community has been in contact with a case in another community.Â, In this case students will have flexible attendance depending on mandatory self-isolation and Dr. Michael Patterson, the chief public health officer will make recommendations on seating distance in classrooms, says the plan.Â, Most college facilities will be accessible in this stage to students and staff, but public access will be restricted.Â. Effective today, all Nunavut Arctic College learning centres will be closed. “COVID-19 has hit the Kivalliq region quickly and is testing our limited resources and capacity,” said Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq in the release, in which he thanked the federal government. Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. It is the territory’s third confirmed case. The cafeteria will be takeout only for the public. Please fix this so all Inuit are being treated equally. Most students are located in Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit, and Cambridge Bay.Â, The general public will have to sign in when they enter a campus in order to better conduct contact tracing incase of a case of COVID-19.Â, Nunavut Arctic College also has 25 community learning centres, which are individual buildings that run programs with at least one adult educator and a custodian.Â, Community learning centres will have physically distanced seating but will be open to the public, students and staff.Â, Libraries, computer labs and the cafeterias will be open to the public at 50 per cent capacity. To provide updates about Nunavut’s responses to COVID-19, another press conference is scheduled to be held tomorrow in Iqaluit. We are asking all residents in Nunavut to continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations of their regional public health authorities,” said Dan Vandal, the minister of northern affairs, in the release. It is the territory's third confirmed case. On Wednesday, the number of active cases in Nunavut reached 153. " Â, Stage one of the plan outlines the current scenario, where there is no COVID-19 in the community or in other communities in the region.Â, This is the least restrictive stage and students will be able to go to class but will be spaced two meters apart. Life can be hard. students. HEALTH & Wellness. The money will go to the GN, the Kivalliq Inuit Association through Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and other partners to support immediate needs and protection measures to help limit the further spread of COVID-19 in the region, the release said. All customers must remain two metres apart at all times and no more than 10 people are permitted in a lineup at a time. COVID-19 GN Update. There is also an advisory for the Thursday, Dec. 3 9:30 a.m. Air Creebec flight 0841 from Timmins to Moosonee, to Peawanuck. $513,000 to support early learning and childcare programs in managing the impacts of COVID-19, including training for these workers, mental health supports for children and families, home-based learning kits, and food hampers to replace breakfast or lunch programs. Social distancing and handwashing will make a huge difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19, even in overcrowded housing. Also more than 80% of the population is Inuit so it makes since for most of the funding to go to Inuit organizations, that way it can be made sure the funding is used for the communities and Inuit. Students will have designated classrooms and assigned seating.Â, The public will have access to all four of the college's campuses in this stage. WATCH | Nunavut news conference on COVID-19:All schools, including the Nunavut Arctic College, are ordered closed to all but essential work. “Their immediate financial assistance in response to the outbreak, and their swift action to provide support where we need it, is truly appreciated.”. It’s time to stay home as much as possible when not at work, even if you’re feeling healthy. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Nunavut's chief public health officer has confirmed Nunavut's first case of COVID-19, in Sanikiluaq. The public health communicable disease team is following approximately 70 persons under investigation. However, a spokesperson for the college says the college's practices will be updated at the advice of the chief public health officer. As of today, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the territory. $2 million to support on-the-land programs and activities. The federal government says it’s giving Nunavut $19.36 million in immediate funding to support the Government of Nunavut, Inuit communities and Inuit organizations in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Nunavut, the Government of Canada announced today that it is providing $19.36 million in immediate funding to support the Government of Nunavut, Inuit communities and Inuit organizations in their response to the pandemic. Required fields are marked *, Clean Energy and Infrastructure Senior Technician, Community Development Officer-Maintenance Management, and more…, Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Senior Manager, Arctic Marine Conservation, Bids for used vehicles (assets) in northern villages. Dr. Michael Patterson confirmed the case on Friday. Thank you to the rest of Canada for supporting us like this! I don’t think so, with how incompetent the GN can be most of that money would go to something that normally would cost $10 to $1,000. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Patterson says contact tracing has started. And the release said the federal government would not hesitate to deploy additional resources if needed. Nunavut Arctic College is extending its program suspension to May 4. Read the plan here. Please add, medical equipment to the list, like ventilators and breathing support.. to combat covid 19.. The latest information from the Government of Nunavut: As of today, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in the territory. To access COVID-19 testing, call your health care provider or the health unit. Crucial training program for Inuktitut-speaking teachers cancelled for some at Arctic College, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. 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