Public Notice: Visitation Suspended at Inuvik Long Term Care Due to Possible Varicella (Chickenpox)

YELLOWKNIFE (July 3, 2020) – Visitation at the Inuvik Long Term Care is being suspended effective immediately due to a possible case of chickenpox (varicella) in the facility. Inuvik Public Health is overseeing the case investigation and advises there is very little risk to the public related to this.

Anyone who may have concerns due to recent visitation in encouraged to contact Inuvik Public Health during regular business hours.  To check on family members who are residents in the facility, contact the Inuvik Long Term Care at 867-777-8130.

Individuals who wish to check on their vaccination status related to chickenpox (varicella) are also encouraged to contact public health during regular business hours at 867-777-7246.


  • Inuvik Public Health: 867-777-7246
    • Call if:
      • You recently visited LTC and have concerns.
      • You want to check your vaccination status
  • Inuvik Long Term Care: 867-777-8130
    • Call if:
      • You have a family member that is a resident and want to check on them and find out how you can stay in contact while visitation is suspended.



Media Contact

David Maguire
Manager, Communications
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
TEL: 867-446-3084