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Caroline Cochrane: COVID-19 Update

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Good morning. Thank you for being here today. With me I have Health and Social Services Minister Julie Green, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola, and Territorial Medical Director Dr. AnneMarie Pegg.

The last few days have been what we have been preparing for as a territory since the beginning of the pandemic. As we have watched the third wave of COVID-19 challenge our neighbours to the south, and sadly, in recent weeks, our Northern neighbours in Yukon and Nunavut, it was inevitable that we would see our cases rise.

Media Statement: Premier, Ministers provide update and ask for calm as cases in Yellowknife grow

YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2021) – Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services and R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment issued the following joint statement today on the most recent updates concerning COVID-19 in Yellowknife:

Premier Cochrane's Itinerary for the week of May 2, 2021

Premier Cochrane's Itinerary for the week of May 2, 2021

Issued April 30, 2021. If there are any changes, an updated version of the itinerary will be provided on May 5, 2021.

Public Events and Meetings

No public events or meetings are scheduled.              

Closed Events and Meetings

The following events are closed to the media

May 3

  • The Premier will be chairing a COVID-19 Committee of Cabinet meeting.
  • Internal meetings

May 4

Premier Cochrane provides remarks on COVID-19 situation in Yellowknife

Northwest Territories Premier, Caroline Cochrane, issued the following statement on the current cases of COVID-19 and the evolving situation in Yellowknife:

“The last few days have been a stark reminder of how quickly our pandemic situation in the Northwest Territories (NWT) could easily change if we let our guard down. Since the beginning, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) have been committed to protecting the health and well-being of residents.

Premier Cochrane's Itinerary for the week of April 25, 2021

Issued April 23, 2021.

If there are any changes, an updated version of the itinerary will be provided on April 28, 2021.

Public Events and Meetings

No public events or meetings are scheduled.              

Closed Events and Meetings

The following events are closed to the media

April 26

  • The Premier will be participating in a COVID-19 briefing with Indigenous leadership.
  • Internal meetings

April 27

Self-isolation time period changes for travellers fully vaccinated; COVID-19 vaccine coverage data publicly released

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is introducing new measures that reduce self-isolation requirements for travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, it is releasing the first set of regional and territorial COVID-19 vaccine coverage data on the NWT COVID-19 dashboard.

Reduction of self-isolation requirements

Premier Cochrane's Itinerary for the week of April 18, 2021

Premier Cochrane's Itinerary for the week of April 18, 2021

Issued April 16, 2021. If there are any changes, an updated version of the itinerary will be provided on April 21, 2021.

 

Public Events and Meetings

No public events or meetings are scheduled.

                                    

Closed Events and Meetings

The following events are closed to the media

April 19

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