Department of Lands’ offices located on the first floor of the Gallery Building in Yellowknife were closed this morning after it was determined an individual who was supposed to be self-isolating following travel, entered the office space for a short period of time on Sunday. The incident has been reported to Protect NWT as appropriate.
Department of Lands staff who work on the floor were asked to work from home Monday morning to ensure extra precautionary cleaning and sanitization measures could be undertaken. These actions were taken out of an abundance of caution, and staff were advised shortly after noon that it was safe for them to return to the worksite.
The Department of Lands, like all other Government of Northwest Territories’ departments, has an exposure control plan that is used to support workplace safety in relation to COVID. It has been fully implemented and regular updates and reminders are provided to employees.
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