The territory-wide Public Health Emergency has once again been extended by Minister of Health and Social Services Julie Green under the NWT’s Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola.
The latest extension continues through February 16th. The first Public Health Emergency was declared all the way back on March 18th 2020.
Two new cases of COVID-19 were recently identified in the territory on February 1st.
Green says that the pandemic has accelerated considerably across Canada in recent weeks as the country’s caseload surged to its highest point in the pandemic.
“The Public Health Emergency is required to continue to decisively respond to shifts in the NWT’s own public health situation, and maintain preventative measures.”
To date, 12,241 people in the NWT have received their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. 125 people have received both doses.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the territory, visit the GNWT COVID-19 Website.