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Public Health Emergency extended through March 16th

The territory-wide Public Health Emergency has 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 March 16th. The first Public Health Emergency was declared on March 18th, 2020.

There are currently three active cases of Covid-19 among NWT residents.

Green says 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.

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To date, 15,217 people in the NWT have received their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. 4,558 people have been fully vaccinated.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the territory, visit the GNWT COVID-19 Website.

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