Off-site testing clinic open this weekend in Norman Wells

COVID-19 testing at the old location in downtown Yellowknife. (Photo by MyTrueNorthNow.com staff.)
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The NWT Health and Social Services Authority will be operating an off-site COVID-19 testing clinic in Norman Wells this weekend for anyone wanting to get tested.

This clinic is accessible to walk-in clients and is being added in response to recent wastewater detection of COVID-19 in the community.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola says any public place in the community could result in an exposure to COVID-19.

The OCPHO says it is critical that anyone who is currently in Norman Wells who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who has any symptoms get tested to reduce community spread.

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The clinic will be held at the Denis Drolet Community Hall in Norman Wells daily from September 3rd through September 5th, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The local containment order in Norman Wells was recently extended to September 14th at 11:59 p.m.

There are currently 25 active cases of COVID-19 in the community, with 26 more having recently recovered.

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