September 8, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (September 8, 2021) - Yellowknife residents who need COVID-19 testing are encouraged to book online as walk-ins may be turned away due to ongoing volume of testing.

September 8, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (September 8, 2021) - In order to accommodate the redirection of resources to COVID-19 response efforts a number of service areas may see changes in process, delays, or cancellations.

September 4, 2021

YELLOWKNIFE (September 4, 2021) - Please note hours for Yellowknife COVID-19 testing site for September 4th and 5th are NOON-4pm daily.

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.