Iqaluit City Council extends state of emergency

May 11, 2021

News Release

Iqaluit City Council extends state of emergency
May 11, 2021 – Iqaluit, Nunavut

The Iqaluit City Council has extended the state of emergency due to the local community transmission of COVID-19 effective as of 12 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021.


During a City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 11, Council approved the extension of the state of emergency. CAO Amy Elgersma will continue to act as the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator.


In a state of emergency, the Emergency Measures Act allows the City to "do any act and take any measure the municipal Corporation considers necessary".


The additional powers will:

•          give the City additional powers to support compliance efforts, as needed;

•          allow the City to take additional measures to support the vulnerable population outside of the existing support;

•          ensure water security measures are in place for human health and hygiene.


As per the Act, the order is in effect for 7 days unless cancelled sooner or extended.


The City continues to work with the Government of Nunavut. It is critical that residents take the CPHO measures seriously and adhere to all public health orders.


Lisa Milosavljevic

Communications and Customer Service Manager

City of Iqaluit