Yellowknife COVID 19 Cluster Daily Update – May 4, 2021 – 3:30 pm

News Type: 
Advisories

NOTICE: The information in this release is no longer up to date. For the latest Public Exposure Notification please click here. For the latest testing and case numbers, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Total active COVID-19 cases

Number/Amount Location (Region) Confirmed/Probable
20 Yellowknife Confirmed
7 Yellowknife Probable

Further Details:

Related to the outbreak at N.J. Macpherson School declared on May 1, 2021. 

Investigation Details

Number of Contacts (approx.) Number in isolation (approx.)
1000  

Further Details:

Public Health is actively reaching out to inform contacts.

School administration is notifying the public regarding affected classes through distribution of a letter.

Clarification about contacts

Actions

Restriction Changes Who it affects Where it takes place When it takes place
Mandatory masking

Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ residents

Behchoko residents

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

Behchokǫ̀
May 2, 2021
School closures

Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, and  residents, Behchokǫ̀ Residents

Yellowknife

Dettah

Ndilǫ

Behchokǫ̀
May 2, 2021

Further Details:

None

Public Exposure Notifications – Contacts

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

There are currently multiple exposure locations in Yellowknife. 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. Individuals at these locations (contacts to COVID-19) and their households must isolate immediately for 14 days. Updates as of today are highlighted.

Testing: Arrange testing for contacts only. Not household members of contacts unless symptomatic.

Exposure Location Dates/Times Required actions
FirstGroup School Bus #2 April 26, 27, 28 & 29 AM & PM Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange for testing
FirstGroup School Bus #12

April 29 & 30

AM & PM

Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
FirstGroup School Bus # 6

April 28 & 29

AM & PM

Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
FirstGroup School Bus #8

April 28, 29 & 30

AM & PM

Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing

FirstGroup School Bus #11

April 28, 29 & 30 AM & PM Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days
NJ Macpherson School - all classes April 26 - 30 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
NJ Macpherson School - YWCA After school program April 26 - 30 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
NJ Macpherson School - Montessori Casa Program &
Montessori After School Program
April 26 - 30 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing

Stanley Boxing & Fitness - Youth Boxing Only

May 1 – 9:00am-10:00am Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
DND Multiplex Gym - Birthday party May 1 – 1pm -3pm Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
Bella Dance Academy – jazz class April 28 – 17:30-18:15 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
Bella Dance Academy – Tap class April 29 – 19:00 -20:00 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
Bella Dance Academy – Ballet class May 1 - 10:45-11:45 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
NUP Choir Class April 29 - 17:00 -18:45 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing

École St. Joseph School - Grade 6 Affected classes only

April 28-30 Affected classes indicated as contacts to isolate 14 days and arrange testing.
Sir John Franklin, Grade 10 Affected classes only April 30 Affected classes indicated as contacts to isolate 14 days and arrange testing.
My World - Birthday party April 30 18:00-20:00 Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing
My World

May 1 -

9:00AM-10:00AM

Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days
Soccer Tournament (SpringKickOffYK) ALL Players, Coaches, Referees April 30 to May 1 at any time Isolate immediately as a contact of COVID-19 for 14 days and arrange testing

Further Details:

Follow all actions outlined unless advised differently by Public Health

Public Exposure Notifications – Not Contacts

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

The following outlines public exposures where most in attendance are not contacts. Individuals present at these locations and times do not need to isolate. The OCPHO recommends that all those living and working in NWT self-monitor for symptoms.

Testing: Individuals present at these locations and times 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. 

Exposure Location Date(s)/Time range(s) Required Actions
Quiznos Old Airport Road 6:15 – 7:15 pm Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Walmart April 29 &30, May 1 – several times Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Sushi North April 30 – 6-6:30pm Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Book Cellar April 28 - 3:30-4pm Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Canadian Tire April 30 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Express city bus from St. Pats April 30 - 3:30 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Fatburger April 29 - 5:30-6:45pm Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Route B City Bus April 30 11:20am Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Overlander April 30 16:48-17:21 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Sutherlands May 1 11:20-11:45 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Tundra Transfer May 1 12:00-12:15 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Luluz April 30 Time 10-10:30 Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic
Independent- Old Airport Road

April 30 14:00-14:45

May 1 11-11:30
Monitor. Get tested if symptomatic

Further Details:

Follow all actions outlined unless advised differently by Public Health

 

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. This includes:

  • Any students and staff in attendance at N.J. Macpherson School between April 26 and 30.
  • Anyone who was present IN PERSON at the locations listed as Public Exposure Risks identified as contacts.
  • Anyone who was present IN PERSON at the locations listed as Public Exposure Risks identified as non-contacts, only if symptomatic.

For more information:

https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/questions-and-answers?tid=205

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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