To limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19, the Chief Public Health Officer has issued the following public health orders that residents must follow:
- Public Health Order – Fort Liard Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions (Effective January 16, 2021) - prohibits indoor and outdoor gatherings, requires non-essential businesses and facilities to closes, requires schools to close to in-person learning, and requires masks to be worn in public indoor spaces.
- Public Health Order - Travel Restrictions and Self-Isolation Protocol (As Amended December 1, 2020) – amendments apply to self-isolation / self-monitoring requirements and revocation of Nunavut travel exemption.
- Public Health Order – COVID-19 Relaxing Phase 2 (effective June 12, 2020) – relaxes restrictions on indoor gatherings of 25 or less and outdoor get-togethers of 50 or less; and allows for more businesses and facilities to open.
Note: Businesses, offices, and organizations can apply to have their requirements reconsidered based on their unique situation. This could include restrictions like maximum capacity if they have a very large space. They will need to complete and submit the Application to Vary from Public Health Order Requirements Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit as early as possible and expect follow-ups from public health staff.
- Public Health Order - Directed at Mineral and Petroleum Industry (June 25, 2020) – requires mining and oil and gas industries to take a number of measures to protect public health and continue safe operations at all mining and gas projects in the NWT.