Weekly updates

Last modified: 
06/11/2021 - 16:11

News/updates

June 4 - June 11, 2021


Vaccine Update

June 4 - June 11, 2021

    • 62% of the eligible adult population has been fully vaccinated as of June 5.
    • 69% of the eligible adult population has been partially vaccinated as of June 5.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Vaccine is located in hub communities and accessed through regular process either at health centre or public health units.
    • For all communities we will be asking residents to contact your public health unit or health centre if you wish to receive vaccine; from there, we will determine the best route to access. If there is enough demand we may plan for community visits to vaccinate individuals who have identified their want or need to be vaccinated.
    • Clinics added for:
      • Lutsel K’e
      • Whati
      • Norman Wells
      • Fort Smith
      • Hay River
      • Inuvik
      • Yellowknife

    Reminders and notices

    Outdoor gatherings

    Outside gatherings are lower risk because there is a lot of space to distance and more air flow so COVID-19 has less of a chance to hang around. That means we can enjoy outdoor sports, music festivals, food and drink on patios and have garage sales and parades. Activities involving less than 200 people can go ahead with minimal restrictions.

    If you’re planning events involving over 200 people you will need to apply through ProtectNWT for approval. The CPHO will assist businesses and organizations who would like to hold these events and are looking for ways to decrease risk and protect anyone attending. Businesses and organizations that already have approval in place to hold these events can continue to follow their approved plan or reapply if things have changed.