State of Emergency Extended in the Northwest Territories

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — April 6, 2020

Today the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna extended the territory-wide state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act.


This extension has been made in order to ensure the Emergency Management Organization (EMO) continues to be in a position to support the orders issued by the Chief Public Health Officer. Extending the State of Emergency does not indicate a significant change in circumstances or an increased risk to the people of the NWT.


The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) continues to enhance our response to the COVID-19 pandemic in an ongoing effort to protect the health of the residents of the Northwest Territories.


We are reminding all residents that we all need to follow these orders and advice from the Chief Public Health Officer during this challenging time.



Related links

March 24, 2020 – State of Emergency Declared

April 2, 2020 – Extension of Public Health Emergency

Government of the Northwest Territories, COVID-19 Information


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