Tulita self-declares 10-day lockdown as one positive case confirmed

A photo from the Wrigley to Tulita leg of the Mackenzie Valley Winter. (Supplied by Department of Infrastructure.)
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The community of Tulita is entering a self declared 10-day lockdown.

The hamlet made the move after one person tested positive for COVID-19. The lockdown was initially declared when a rapid response test kit came back a presumptive positive on August 31, according to reporting by Cabin Radio. That result has since been confirmed.

Only essential travel is allowed during the lockdown.


The lockdown includes a banning on gatherings, visiting other households and doubling on ATV’s — although visits are permitted if you’re caring for an Elder or a vulnerable person.

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A liquor prohibition is also in effect till September 24.


This is the first COVID-19 case in Tulita. Prior to this, the community was the only one in the Sahtu region not to have a confirmed case connected to the Sahtu outbreak.


The outbreak has spread to a number of communities in the territory, with the total number of cases related to the Sahtu outbreak reaching 333 — although the majority of those have recovered, with only 115 active cases.


The lockdown started yesterday and will be in place until September 10.

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