The Northwest Territories government issued three new Covid-19 public exposure notices for locations in Hay River on Tuesday afternoon, a report said.
According to the update: Anyone who was at Hay River BBQ at 2 Seasons Adventures campground on August 21 from 7 pm-8 pm, Ring’s Pharmacy from 2:15 pm until 2:45 pm on August 20, or at the Super A Foods grocery shop on August 20, from 11 am to 11.45 am and 1 pm -to 1:45 pm, should follow the relevant instructions.
The same guidance applies to all three locations: those affected should self-monitor, wear masks in public places and isolate immediately. If Covid-19 symptoms persist, arrange for testing.
As of Monday evening, there was one confirmed case of Covid-19 in Hay River out of the territory’s 220 active cases. An updated number of cases was not yet issued as of 5 pm on Tuesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Katl’odeeche First Nation declared a state of emergency over “potential Covid-19 exposures” in the community.
KFN asked members and residents of the reserve to monitor the situation for the next ten days. The First Nation stated that masks are mandatory and social distancing is mandatory. Also, no visitors to other homes are allowed.
KFN asked parents who have not been fully vaccinated or are pregnant to isolate their children for a period of 10 days.
The NWT also recorded its first death related to Covid-19 on Tuesday, a 92-year-old Elder from Fort Good Hope who passed away Monday evening.