Non-resident worker diagnosed with COVID-19 in Yellowknife

News Type: 
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE - JUNE 10, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) has confirmed that a non-resident worker based in Yellowknife has been diagnosed, via required routine testing, with COVID-19. Approximately 10 workplace contacts have been identified at this time. All are isolating and doing well.

Public Risk

No public health exposures have been identified. This includes any potential exposure on flights into the NWT. There is no risk to the public at this time.

COVID-19 in the NWT

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the NWT among residents.

Advice

Knowing the COVID-19 risks to you and your community is important 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. And to be aware of COVID-19 hotspots in other jurisdictions.

Attribution

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

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Media Contact

Dawn Ostrem

Manager, COVID Communications Operations

Health and Social Services

COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat

Dawn_Ostrem@gov.nt.ca