Public Service Announcement: Public Health Emergency Extended Through December 22

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — December 8, 2020

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

The latest extension continues through December 22, 2020. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated considerably across Canada in recent weeks as the country’s caseload surged to its highest point in the pandemic.

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:

Mike Westwick

Government of the Northwest Territories

Health and Social Services

COVID-19 Coordinating Secretariat