Highway 7 Gate near Fort Liard open by appointment only as part of COVID-19 response

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In an effort to free up local resources for the COVID-19 response in Fort Liard, the gate on Highway 7 near Fort Liard will be operated by appointment only between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays until at least January 30th.

As of January 20th, Fort Laird has 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19, all of which are active.

The gate will not be staffed on Tuesdays or Fridays except to accommodate these appointments.

Only commercial vehicles carrying essential supplies and essential services may enter through the gate, while departures may be arranged for any vehicle.

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For commercial vehicles carrying essential supplies or essential services wishing to arrive through the gate, and any vehicle wishing to depart through the gate, you must contact Protect NWT at 8-1-1 or email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca.

Protect NWT will relay these requests to the local Public Health Officer for action.

This gate restricts travel between British Columbia and Fort Liard.

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