Public Health Emergency Extended Through February 1

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — January 18, 2022

Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola, effective January 19, 2022.

The latest extension continues through February 1, 2022. 

The Public Health Emergency is required to continue to decisively respond to shifts in the NWT’s own public health situation, and maintain preventative measures.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the territory, visit the Government of the Northwest Territories COVID-19 Website at


Media contact:

Dawn Ostrem
Government of the Northwest Territories
Health and Social Services
COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat