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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

A Yellowknives Dene First Nation office has received an exposure notification

Yellowknives Dene First Nation office

Key Takeaways:

  • There are currently 16 current cases in the Northwest Territories.
  • Public health issued a COVID exposure notification for the date of December 13 at a Yellowknives Dene First Nation office building on Saturday.

The notification mentions Yellowknife but does not specify whether it is the Det’on Cho building in Ndil or the Chief Drygeese building in Dettah. The notification specifies a timeframe for the exposure risk of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unvaccinated people exposed must self-isolate for ten days and arrange for testing, according to the notification. Those who have received all of their vaccinations, on the other hand, must self-monitor and arrange for testing if symptoms arise.

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An exposure notification was issued for Kaw Tay Whee School in Dettah on December 13 and 14. Anyone exposed at that location, vaccinated or unvaccinated, was required to self-isolate and arrange for testing.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation COVID-19; Image

According to the NWT, there are 16 active cases in the territory.

The measures in the order, among other things, allow parents of partially vaccinated children to avoid self-isolation. After travel and unvaccinated travelers to leave self-isolation after eight days, rather than ten if they produce a negative COVID-19 test.

There are also new testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors who work or volunteer with vulnerable populations or visit small communities in the territory. They are now required to be tested on day one and day eight.

“It will give children who have traveled more freedom while also protecting others in vulnerable situations,” Kandola said. Green acknowledged that there is a risk that travelers will bring back the Omicron variant but that “testing and isolation will assist us with early detection and management.”

Source: CBC News

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