YELLOWKNIFE-JUNE 26, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) has confirmed yesterday that a non-NWT resident in Hay River has COVID-19. The individual and close contacts are isolating and doing well.
There are no public health risk exposures at this time. Public health continues to monitor the situation.
The case is related to out-of-territory travel.
Now that public health restrictions are being eased in a step-by-step approach with the release of Emerging Wisely 2021, it’s important to know the COVID-19 risks to you and your community in order to make the best choices about planning events and gatherings or travel.
NWT residents should review current restrictions in place and be aware of anticipated changes in the coming weeks and months. Residents are strongly encouraged to use the Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together personal risk guidance materials and follow healthy habits as applicable. They should also be aware of COVID-19 hotspots in other jurisdictions.
All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.