Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Social Distancing

Last modified: 
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:02

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What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing means limiting the amount of people you come into contact with,which lowers the risk of passing or catching the virus.

The Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories recommends social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


  • Church services
  • Community centres, feasts, and events
  • Craft groups and circles
  • Schools
  • Playdates
  • Public Transit
  • Public offices and businesses
  • Public workout rooms
  • Social gatherings
  • Sports events
  • Visitors and workers in your home

Be Careful With

  • Daycares
  • Dropping off supplies to others
  • Grocery stores
  • Picking up medication
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Sharing meals with family
  • Travelling between communities


  • Calling your elders to check on them
  • Cooking your own food
  • Family game night
  • Going for a walk or hike
  • Group video chats with friends
  • Netflix and Youtube
  • Online gaming
  • Playing in your yard
  • Playing with your pets
  • Reading or listening to music
  • Talking to people from at least 2 metres away

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