September 2, 2021

NORMAN WELLS (September 2, 2021) - The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority will be operating a dedicated off-site COVID-19 testing clinic in Norman Wells from Friday September 3rd through Sunday September 5th, from 10am to 7pm daily.

August 27, 2021

Updated August 31: This visitation restriction has been extended 48 hours until 8 AM Thursday, September 2.

August 24, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2021) - To ensure the continued safeguarding of Long Term Care (LTC) facilities against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the territory, the NTHSSA, at the direction of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO), will be offering a limited roll-o

August 20, 2021

UPDATED August 26 to reflect extended reduced services in Yellowknife.


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August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021 - Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak situation, all Long Term Care facilities in Yellowknife, Norman Wells and Behchoko will close their facilities to visitors as per outbreak guidelines.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

August 17, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (August 17, 2021) - Testing capacity is being triaged to ensure it is best used to manage the current COVID-19 outbreak, limit spread, and ensure individuals are released from isolation. At this time testing is being offered to the following groups:

August 12, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (August 12, 2021) Between now and end of September 2021 the NWT health and social services system may experience reduced staffing capacity.

July 20, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (July 22, 2021) – The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is pleased to welcome two new additions to the Family Medicine Residency Program in Yellowknife. 

July 16, 2021

FORT SMITH (July 16, 2021) Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Fort Smith Health Centre is expecting a shortage of healthcare service practitioners for the remainder of July and into August.

July 12, 2021

(Yellowknife) July 13, 2021 -  Residents living in communities that do not have weekly vaccination clinics in place like Fort Smith, Hay River, Inuvik and Yellowknife can now register for a COVID-19 vaccination by submitting their information through the COVID-19 Vaccination Requ