Daily Update – May 18, 2021 – as of 12:00 pm

News Type: 
Advisories

COVID-19 cases (NWT)

Current Active

Location (Region)

Confirmed/Probable

Related Exposure Risks

NWT Resident

17

Yellowknife

Confirmed

Yes

Yes

1

Diavik

Confirmed

No

No

Hospitalizations

0

Further Details:

None at this time

N.J. Macpherson School Outbreak/Yellowknife Cluster

COVID-19 cases

Total Confirmed

New Cases

Total Active

Recovered

Probable

69

0

17

52

0

Testing

Total Tests Done

Percent positivity

B.1.1.7 (UK Variant) Confirmed

Percentage of positive cases that are symptomatic

Percentage of positive cases younger than age 18

Mean age of positive cases younger than age 18

3365

2.1%

Yes

64 percent

86 percent

8.4 years

Public Exposure Notifications

New

Further Details

0

Please see all current public exposure notifications here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/public-exposure-notifications

Ending isolation

If you are a staff member or student from N.J. Macpherson School, please follow previous advice regarding isolation.  If you, or someone in your household developed COVID-19, you should review isolation requirements with your local public health unit.

If you were a contact at any exposure site, your isolation period has ended.  We continue to recommend a COVID-19 test as you end isolation, but the test is not required.

Actions

Restriction Changes

Who it affects

Where it takes place

When it takes place

Mandatory masking

Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ residents

 

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

May 2, 2021

Mandatory masking

Behchokǫ̀ residents

Behchokǫ̀

May 3, 2021

School closures

Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ and residents

 

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

May 2, 2021

School closures

Behchokǫ̀ Residents

Behchokǫ̀

May 3, 2021

Partial Revocation of the Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Behchokǫ̀

Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Behchokǫ̀ residents

 

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

Behchokǫ̀

May 17, 2021

 

Amendment to COVID-19 Mandatory Face Mask Requirements

Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀ residents

 

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

Behchokǫ̀

May 17, 2021

Further Details:

  • Schools in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀ may re-open to in-person learning and extracurricular activities for those under 18 may resume.
  • Masking order remains in effect and now includes mandatory masking within schools in Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀.

https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/current-public-health-orders

Recommendations

  • Non-essential travel in and out of Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀ should be suspended/deferred until further notice. Please continue to attend all necessary medical appointments.
  • Remote work is highly encouraged for any employees who are able at this time.

Attribution

All commentary is attributable to Dr. Andy Delli Pizzi, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

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