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Yellowknife – December 31, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The NWT Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) is immediately issuing the following testing guidelines for anyone who receives a POSITIVE rapid antigen test. These are the take-home tests that are provided at airports, through NWT schools, and through the DetectNWT program.

Yellowknife – December 22, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Health and Social Services is seeking feedback on the proposed Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Regulations, to strengthen the protection of residents, by limiting the sale of flavoured vapour products.

Yellowknife – December 21, 2021
Media Statement

Minister of Health and Social Services Julie Green issued the following statement:

December 21, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The NWT Department of Health and Social Services has announced a six-month transition period for eligible Extended Health Benefit and Métis Health Benefit program clients to switch prescriptions to biosimilar drugs from their original biologic drug.

Yellowknife – December 21, 2021
Public Service Announcement

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.

Yellowknife – December 19, 2021
Public Service Announcement

As anticipated, the Omicron variant of concern has been confirmed in the Northwest Territories.

The Omicron variant is quickly becoming the dominant COVID-19 strain across Canada, replacing the Delta variant.

Yellowknife – December 17, 2021
News Releases

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) announced a new Public Health Order (PHO) that will go into effect at 12:00 pm today.

Some of the highlights of the new PHO include:

Yellowknife – December 15, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The Government of Northwest Territories is developing Meat Safety Regulations for locally produced meat and meat products from privately raised livestock, to NWT consumers.

Yellowknife – December 15, 2021
Public Service Announcement

Minister of Health and Social Services Julie Green released an update on the Quality Improvement Plan Progress for Child and Family Services (CFS) today.

Yellowknife – December 10, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Health and Social Services is seeking feedback from professionals and the public on the proposed Naturopathic Profession Regulations.

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