This website is managed by the GNWT’s COVID-19 Secretariat, which was formed in 2020 to coordinate the GNWT’s response to COVID-19.
The Secretariat includes:
- Protect NWT
- Compliance and Enforcement
- Airport and Highway Border Officers
- Isolation Centres
The territory has budgeted $31.7 million in 2020/2021 – only $2.6 million of which is funding over-and-above what spending on existing services was.
The GNWT continues to work with the Federal government to secure additional funding that will help offset costs.
If the COVID-19 situation changes or public health orders evolve, some services may no longer be required.
This team has been designed to allow services to be easily scaled down, and those savings returned to taxpayers.