As the rapid testing conversation heats up, the territory’s public health and frontline leadership are laying the territory’s testing strategy on-the-table in terms everyone can understand.
Effective today (June 5, 2020), a checkpoint will resume at the Northwest Territories - Alberta border at Fort Smith as part of the Government of the Northwest Territories COVID-19 response.
The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that Highway 8 (The Dempster Highway) is scheduled to re-open on June 6, subject to river and weather conditions.
Effective June 8th, 2020, Northwest Territories residents must bring their own non-medical masks to their flights in order to comply with
The Minister of Health and Social Services announced today that the Northwest Territories Health and Social Service Authority (NTHSSA), the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and the Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) all received accreditation status from Accreditation
A strong local supply-chain for critical Personal Protective Equipment has been secured for businesses and care providers.
Check Against Delivery
Mr. Speaker, earlier I spoke about our public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today I would like to highlight how our health and social services system is responding to this unprecedented challenge.
With a reduction in test volume, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pausing weekend updates on COVID-19 testing.
Tests normally reported on Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays will now be reported on Monday, or the day after the statutory holiday falls.
The territory-wide Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency have been extended in the Northwest Territories. Both extensions will take effect as of May 27, 2020 and expire on June 9, 2020.