The Nunatsiavut Government wishes to provide the following update regarding the latest on COVID-19:
• As of January 3, 15 confirmed and three presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Nain. No cases have been identified in any other Labrador Inuit community.
• Newfoundland and Labrador has moved to Alert Level 4 in an effort to decrease transmission of the virus.
• There is a significant demand for COVID-19 testing throughout the province. The Chief Medical Officer of Health has announced changes to the criteria for PCR testing Monday in order to ensure that those most at risk are able to access appropriate testing. Nunatsiavut Public Health Nurses have been briefed on the changes and continue to work diligently to ensure follow up of cases and contacts.
• Vale is keeping Nunatsiavut Government informed about the enhanced public health measures being taken to keep workers at Voisey’s Bay safe.