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Yellowknife – September 3, 2020
News Releases

Today, Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories, formally announced the creation of the COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat. The Secretariat will be responsible for managing the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yellowknife – July 16, 2020
News Releases

In a continuing effort to improve and clarify the territory’s public health orders, the Chief Public Health Officer has issued previously-announced amendments to the territory’s travel restriction and self-isolation protocols.

Yellowknife – June 12, 2020
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has moved to Relaxing Phase Two of Emerging Wisely – the territory’s plan for relaxing the COVID-19 public health restrictions,  and made amendments to the territory’s travel restrictions.


Yellowknife – June 2, 2020
News Releases

The Minister of Health and Social Services announced today that the Northwest Territories Health and Social Service Authority (NTHSSA), the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and the Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) all received accreditation status from Accreditation

Yellowknife – May 12, 2020
News Releases

Today, the GNWT charted a path to emerging from the current public health measures implemented to contain COVID-19 in the NWT – and the easing could start within a week.

Yellowknife – April 27, 2020
News Releases

Targeted changes have been introduced to keep residents safe, and keep COVID-19 contained in the NWT.