Respiratory Viruses and COVID-19 in Nunavik

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, all communities in Nunavik have faced one or several waves of COVID-19 caused by the circulation of different variants. Nunavik Public Health is actively monitoring the epidemiological situation in the region to protect everyone. 

The end of the public health emergency in Quebec was announced on June 1, 2022, by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Christian Dubé. On May 5, 2023, the Director-General of the WHO, Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced the end of the global health emergency.

The lifting of the provincial health emergency and the end of the global alert by the WHO do not mean that COVID-19 no longer exists. We must remain vigilant and continue to adopt behaviors that limit the transmission of the virus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought respiratory viruses into the spotlight. We encourage the population to stay informed and to continue applying measures recognized as effective in limiting the transmission of respiratory viruses and COVID-19.