A new COVID-19 exposure notice was issued overnight for Fort Simpson residents and anyone else who visited the community between September 27th – 29th.
The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer says COVID-19 was detected the community’s wastewater.
Fort Simpson residents with symptoms of COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status are to isolate immediately and arrange for a COVID-19 test.
Anyone who is a known contact to a person with COVID-19, and was in Fort Simpson on those dates is to do the same.
People who visited any region of NWT with COVID-19 activity since September 13th and were in Fort Simpson on those dates must arrange for a COVID-19 test.
The same goes for anyone who traveled outside of NWT since September 13th and was in Fort Simpson between September 27th – 29th.
Fort Simpson Mayor Sean Whelly posted on Facebook saying test results show there is more than one case of COVID-19 in the community as the virus load is too high to be only one￼.
“There may be a call for anyone who recently travelled outside the NWT to get a rapid test in Fort Simpson,” he added.
There is one known active case of COVID-19 in Fort Simpson.The community has only had three total since the beginning of the Sahtu outbreak back in August.