Health officials issue COVID-19 exposure notices for Behchokǫ̀ and Yellowknife

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Eight COVID-19 public exposure notices were issued for Yellowknife in two days.  (Sara Minogue/CBC - image credit)
Eight COVID-19 public exposure notices were issued for Yellowknife in two days. (Sara Minogue/CBC - image credit)

The N.W.T. Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) issued several additional COVID-19 exposure notices for Yellowknife, and one for the whole community Behchokǫ̀, Wednesday.

The public exposure notice for Behchokǫ̀ is for anyone who lives in or has visited the community anytime since Sept.15. Those who did and are fully vaccinated are asked to self-monitor for symptoms. Should symptoms develop, they must self-isolate immediately and make arrangements to get tested.

Individuals who live in or have visited the community and are partially-vaccinated or unvaccinated, are required to get a COVID-19 test and isolate until they get a negative result.

Exposure notices issued Wednesday for Yellowknife now include:

  • Birchwood Coffee Kǫ̀ on Sept. 24 and 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Kilt and Castle pub on Sept. 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The Gold Range Bistro from Sept. 20 to 23, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

  • The Woodyard Brewhouse and Eatery on Sept. 17 and 18, from 6 p.m. to close.

The notices state that anyone who was at these locations at these times should monitor for symptoms, whether they're fully or partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated.

Yellowknifers can call 867-767-9120 or book online to arrange for testing.

The notices were issued after the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer declared widespread community transmission in Yellowknife, Whatì and Behchokǫ̀, and said that it would only list "high risk public exposures requiring further action."

The exposure notices follow Tuesday's notices for The Black Knight Pub, The Kilt and Castle Pub, Cai's Kitchen and a Sept. 24 WestJet flight from Edmonton to Yellowknife.

Find the list of all COVID-19 public exposure notices here.

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