COVID-19

Effective April 1, 2022 anyone regardless of vaccine status can enter the NWT. Self-Isolation Plan is no longer required.

 

COVID-19 is caused by a virus producing mild to severe respiratory infections. COVID-19 can spread from person to person through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the coronavirus. Anyone can get COVID-19, regardless of how active or healthy you may be. It can cause serious illness requiring hospitalization, and even resulting in death.

Those at a higher risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19:

  • Over the age of 60
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or have not received a booster (including those under 5 who cannot be vaccinated yet)
  • Pregnant
  • Moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • Have any of the following conditions:
    • Had an organ transplant
    • Undergoing cancer treatment
    • Taking immune suppressing drugs
    • Have high blood pressure
    • Diagnosed with cardiac or severe chronic lung disease
    • Diagnosed with severe kidney or liver disease
    • Suffering from dementia or have had a stroke
    • Diabetic
    • Obese (Body Mass Index more than 40)

If you have any of the above higher risks and have symptoms of COVID-19, please see your health centre for assessment. Treatments that reduce severe outcomes are available for those at high risk. To be considered for treatment, testing is needed to determine if you have COVID-19.

The most effective way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on your vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are available free of charge in the NWT.

For information on vaccine clinics and testing, please click on the following to the NTHSSA website:

See the NWT Immunization Schedule for more information.

For up-to-date statistics on COVID-19 in the NWT, visit the dashboard:

For more information on COVID-19, please click on the following links to the Canada.ca/COVID-19 website:

Resources

Vaccine Information Sheet

Parents and Caregivers

Explainer Video

Be a Vaccine Hero