Two confirmed COVID-19 infections at Imperial Oil worksite in Norman Wells; no public exposure risk

News Type: 
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE-APRIL 28, 2021 – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) has confirmed that two people have tested positive for COVID-19 today in the Northwest Territories at the Imperial Oil worksite in Norman Wells.

The cases are non-resident workers diagnosed on inbound screening. They did not acquire the infection onsite and the two individuals with COVID-19 are not linked.  OCPHO is not declaring a facility outbreak at this time. Both individuals are currently self-isolating at a secure location onsite and doing well.

There is no public exposure at this time. A contact tracing investigation is ongoing.

Transport of non-resident workers to and from the site is done by direct charter.

Attribution

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

Relevant links

NWT COVID-19 Dashboard

GNWT COVID-19 Website

Health and Social Services Public Health Advisories