Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the NWT’s’ Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola. The latest extension continues through September 29th.
Green notes that with record levels of COVID-19 transmission being reported in neighbouring jurisdictions, the risk to the NWT is increased and that the extension of the Public Health Emergency is necessary in order to respond decisively to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The GNWT is reminding everyone that travel within the NWT remains restricted upon arrival with limited exceptions. It is an offense to travel within the NWT without an exemption under the Public Health Orders.
Everyone entering the NWT is required to self-isolate for 14 days in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River or Fort Smith with few exceptions – no matter how long your trip out of the territory is.
The GNWT reminds residents that self-isolation is the frontline of our COVID-19 defense. If you’re required to self-isolate, it is very important to follow your self-isolation plan.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the territory, visit the GNWT COVID-19 website.