COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Hay River, N.W.T., and Saskatoon hockey tournament

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A campground, a grocery store and a drugstore are all part of a new COVID-19 exposure noticed issued for Hay River, N.W.T.  (NIAID Integrated Research Facility/Reuters - image credit)
A campground, a grocery store and a drugstore are all part of a new COVID-19 exposure noticed issued for Hay River, N.W.T. (NIAID Integrated Research Facility/Reuters - image credit)

A campground, a grocery store and a drugstore are all part of a new COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Hay River, N.W.T.

The territory added the exposure notice to its list Tuesday afternoon.

The notice includes:

  • The Two Seasons Campground, Hay River BBQ on Aug. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.

  • Super A Grocery Store on Aug. 20 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

  • Rings Drugstore on Aug. 20 from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

Anyone who was at those locations at those times is asked to self-monitor, wear a mask in all public places and, if symptoms develop, isolate and arrange for testing.

This is the first public exposure notice listed for Hay River during the territory's most recent outbreak, which began in the Sahtu earlier this month.

The exposure notice comes after the K'atlodeeche First Nation near Hay River declared a state of emergency and asked people who are not vaccinated to isolate, stating that an asymptomatic person had attended a small gathering four days earlier.

Out-of-territory notice

A separate notice was issued for those who attended the Chief Thunderstick national championship hockey tournament in Saskatoon between Aug. 13 and 15. Anyone who attended events at the tournament at either the Rod Hamm, Harold Latrace or Canlan Agriplace arenas are asked to self-monitor and wear a mask in public places. If symptoms develop, people are asked to immediately isolate and arrange for testing.

The N.W.T. government is expected to update COVID-19 case numbers later on Tuesday.

Territorial health officials will also do a live media briefing on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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