Government of the Northwest Territories Developing Inventory of Northwest Territories Mask Producers and Sellers

Yellowknife — May 13, 2020
Public Service Announcement

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer continues to recommend residents use re-usable cloth or disposable face coverings when in public places. Materials available from home can be used to create effective, do-it-yourself face coverings.

Access to these non-medical facemasks in all regions will be important as Northwest Territories (NWT) businesses begin to resume operations and we take steps to recover our economy.

The Department of Industry Tourism and Investment wants to know where NWT residents can purchase cotton facemasks in their communities.

Individuals and businesses in the NWT creating non-medical cotton face masks for sale are encouraged to contact masks@gov.nt.ca to be added to an NWT wide list of available sellers.

Also a reminder that the Government of the Northwest Territories has made funding available for those producing Personal Protective Equipment – including non-medical cloth facemasks. Learn more here.

Additional information on the use of face coverings can be found here, and for more information or to register as a seller of non-medical cotton masks, please email

masks@gov.nt.ca.