Public Health Advisory – October 14, 2021

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Advisories

YELLOWKNIFE October 14, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is announcing an update to the outbreak, affecting students in grades 9 - 12 at Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS). 

There are currently six (6) individuals with confirmed COVID-19 infections. Transmission is most likely linked to social circles. In order to reduce further transmission at DJSS the OCPHO is recommending the following:

  • All not fully vaccinated staff/students in grades 9 – 12 should isolate immediately and contact Hay River Public Health to arrange for testing. 
  • All fully vaccinated staff/students in grades 9 – 12 should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Isolate immediately if you become symptomatic and contact Hay River Public Health to arrange for testing. 

Some students have already been contacted by the school and provided a letter with instructions. Please continue to follow the advice outlined in the letters. 

Attribution

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

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Media Contact

Richard Makohoniuk
Manager, COVID Communications
COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
richard_makohoniuk@gov.nt.ca