Daily Update – May 6, 2021 – as of 3:30 pm

News Type: 
Advisories

Based on testing results, the OCPHO has been able to calculate probability rates of exposure at some locations. It has calculated a low enough probably that isolation or self-monitoring in relation to these locations is no longer necessary. Please see https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/public-exposure-notifications

Total active COVID-19 cases

Number/Amount Location (Region) Confirmed/Probable Related Exposure Risks NWT Resident
47 Yellowknife Confirmed Yes Yes
3 Yellowknife Probable Yes Yes
2 Ekati Mine Confirmed No No
2 Imperial Oil Confirmed No No

Further Details:

None at this time
Hospitalizations  
0

Information related N.J. MacPherson Outbreak 
(as of May 1, 2021)

Total Tests Done Percent positivity B.1.1.7 (UK Variant) Confirmed
1132 4.2% 10 swabs positive

Further Details:

None at this time


Public Exposure Notifications

Updated throughout the day here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/public-exposure-notifications

Please pay close attention to the required actions if you or any of your household members were at the following locations during the following times. Highlights show NEW as of May 6, 2021.

Contacts

(RED) 

Individuals at these locations  are considered contacts of someone who has COVID-19. Contacts and members of their households must isolate immediately for 14 days. 

  • Contacts must get testing 
  • Household members do not need testing unless they become symptomatic

Potential Contacts

(ORANGE)

Individuals at these locations are considered potential contacts of someone who has COVID-19. These individuals do not need to self-isolate but should be extra vigilant in their self-monitoring. 

  • If symptoms develop, call public health or your local health centre to arrange for testing as soon as possible.  

Not considered contacts

(GREEN)

Based on testing results, the OCPHO has been able to calculate probability rates of exposure at the following locations. It has calculated a low enough probably that isolation or self-monitoring in relation to these locations is no longer necessary.

 

Exposure Location Date(s)/Time range(s) Required Action(s)
Bella Dance- Waiting Area May 1 
(9:45 – 10:45 a.m.)

 
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Stanley Boxing & Fitness – Youth Boxing only

May 1

(9 :00 – 10:00 a.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
DND Multiplex Gym - Birthday party

May 1

(1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
My World

May 1

(9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
Contact: solate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Bella Dance Academy – Ballet class

May 1

(10:45 - 11:45 a.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Independent- Old Airport Road

May 1

(11:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Sutherlands

May 1

(11:20 - 11:45 a.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Tundra Transfer

May 1

(12:00 - 12:15 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Soccer Tournament (SpringKickOffYK) – All players, coaches and referees.

April 30 & May 1

(any time)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Sir John Franklin - Grade 10 (affected classes only) April 30 Contact: Affected classes indicated as contacts to isolate 14 days and arrange testing.
Canadian Tire April 30 Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Independent- Old Airport Road

April 30

(4:00 a.m.– 2:45 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Luluz

April 30

(10:00 - 10:30 a.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Route B City Bus

April 30

(11:20 a.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Bullocks Restaurant

April 30

(1:00-2:45 p.m.)

Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Express city bus from St. Pats

April 30

(3:30 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Overlander

April 30

(4:48 - 5:21 p.m.)
Not considered Contacts: No longer an exposure site 
Sushi North

April 30

(6:00 -6:30 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
My World - Birthday party

April 30

(6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
Bruno’s Pizza & Donair

April 29

(3:30-4:00 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Walmart

April 29 - May 1

(several times)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
FirstGroup School Bus #12

April 29 & 30

(a.m. & p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
NUP Choir Class

April 29

(5:00 – 6:45 p.m.)
Not considered Contacts: No longer an exposure site 
Fatburger

April 29

(5:30 - 6:45 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Quiznos Old Airport Road

April 29

(6:15 – 7:15 pm)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Bella Dance Academy – Tap Class

April 29

(7 :00 – 8 :00 p.m.)
Not considered Contacts: No longer an exposure site 
Book Cellar

April 28

(3:30 - 4:00 p.m.)
Potential Contact: Self-monitor and get tested if symptomatic. No need to isolate.
Bella Dance Academy – Jazz class

April 28

(5:30 - 6:15 p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.

Ecole St. Joseph School - Grade 6 

April 28 - 30 Not considered Contacts: No longer an exposure site 
FirstGroup School Bus #8

April 28, 29 & 30

(a.m. & p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
FirstGroup School Bus #11

April 28 - 30

(a.m. & p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
FirstGroup School Bus # 6

April 28 & 29

(a.m. & p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
FirstGroup School Bus #2

April 26 - 29

(a.m. & p.m.)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.

NJ Macpherson School

(all classes)

April 26 – 30

Regular school hours
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
NJ Macpherson School - YWCA After school program

April 26 – 30

(inclusive)
Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.
NJ Macpherson School - Montessori CASA & Montessori After school program April 26 - 30 Contact: Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing.

 

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

Further Details:

None

 

Additional Information  

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.

Testing:

Our goal right now is to test the contacts most likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at this time. Thank you for your patience.

  • Any students and staff in attendance at N.J. Macpherson School between April 26 and 30.
  • Anyone present at Public Exposure Risk locations identified as contacts.
  • Anyone present at Public Exposure Risk locations identified as potential contacts, only if symptomatic.
For more information: https://www.nthssa.ca/en/covid-testing

Attribution

All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

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