The GNWT has released more details on the standing of COVID-19 restrictions inside city facilities in Yellowknife.
On March 1st, many COVID restrictions across the NWT, and in other parts of the country, were greatly reduced. This news was eagerly received by many people around the Territory, though there was still some confusion about whether or not these changes would take place at city-run locations within Yellowknife.
Firstly, masks are still mandatory across the NWT. The mandatory masking Public Health Order is still in effect and will not be removed until the ending the Public Health Emergency on April 1.
At this time, there are no gathering limits in effect. This means that businesses like restaurants, retail stores, and organizations for businesses and events are not required to undertake capacity limits within their venues or at outdoor events. That being said, there is still a risk of contracting COVID-19 when attending any kind of event that draws a large crowd.
Since there are no gathering limits, this also means that proof of vaccination requirements are no longer mandatory. Employers and communities may choose to implement their own proof of vaccination requirements, so it is a good idea to ask about requirements before making plans to attend or participate. There are also federal requirements, such as airline travel, that remain in effect.