Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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If you arrived in the NWT within the past 14 days you must self-isolate and complete the approved self-isolation plan.


As of April 5 at 7:30 PM:

  • Confirmed Cases: 5
  • Completed Tests: 1255*
  • Negative Tests: 1251*
  • Tests Pending: 46*
  • Recovered Cases: 1*

*Note: testing numbers will be updated in the morning when all new data is parsed. 

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To improve your experience as a visitor, here is the navigation map:

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  • Information on COVID-19: lists information based on your unique situation and self-isolation plans.
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  • Resources: lists audio in all NWT official languages, brochures and fact sheets, videos, GNWT links and other links.

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada is growing. Because of this, the Public Health Agency of Canada considers the risk to Canadians to be high

To help residents stay healthy and stop the spread of COVID-19, the government of Canada and the Chief Public Health Officer of the NWT have taken the following actions in response to this great risk:

March 25, 2020

The Government of Canada implemented an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires that everyone entering Canada MUST:

  • Isolate for 14-days if they have symptoms of COVID-19; or,
  • Quarantine for 14 days if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. 

For residents of the NWT who have travelled outside of Canada 

This means that in addition to following Self-Isolation guidelines:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • You must go directly to your home or place of isolation and isolate completely for 14 days upon entry into Canada;
  • Stay inside your home; this means no time outdoors, not even on your own property; and
  • Do not leave your place of isolation unless you need to see a health care provider.

If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • You must go directly to your home or place of isolation and quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Canada;
  • Monitor your health for symptoms;
  • Stay in a private place like your yard or balcony if you go outside for fresh air.

March 22, 2020

The Chief Public Health Officer advised that all gatherings, regardless of size, number of participants and whether held indoors or outdoors, be cancelled.

For further details on advisories, orders, updates and announcements, please scroll down.

March 21, 2020

The Chief Public Health Officer banned all travel into the territory with limited exceptions. 

Anyone who enters the NWT after March 7, 2020 must immediately go into 14 days of self-isolation in the communities of Yellowknife, Hay River, Inuvik or Fort Smith before moving on to the home or work community. They must complete a self-isolation plan. Residents can contact or call 1-833-378-8297 between the hours of 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week for more information.

The requirement to isolate in a regional centre is an effort to protect the residents of small remote communities. This will help us avoid overwhelming the health centres in these communities, and will make sure that people who may have been in contact with COVID-19 while travelling outside of the NWT are close to well-equipped hospital care in case they get sick.

March 18, 2020

Public Health Emergency was declared in the Northwest Territories by the Minister of Health and Social Services. This lets the Chief Public Health Officer take strong actions to protect all NWT residents and quickly respond to the needs of the healthcare system as it responds to the pandemic.



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