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NT Government: Daily Update – May 11, 2021 – as of 3:00 pm

Press Release

*Please note: The OCPHO will continue to release daily updates about current cases Monday to Friday regarding the N.J. MacPherson School outbreak in Yellowknife. If there are NO changes to public exposure notifications there will be no updates released outside these days.

Total active COVID-19 cases

Number/Amount Location (Region) Confirmed/Probable Related Exposure Risks NWT Resident
61 Yellowknife Confirmed Yes Yes
6 Yellowknife Probable Yes Yes
1 Diavik Confirmed No No
1 Ekati Confirmed No No
Further Details:

None at this time



Total Tests Done Percent positivity B.1.1.7 (UK Variant) Confirmed
1973 3.1% Yes
Further Details

  • Total cases confirmed in current Yellowknife cluster: 61
  • Less than 18 years of age: 87%
  • Mean age of individuals less than age 18:  8.5 -years-old
  • Symptomatic: 64%

Public Exposure Notifications

There are no updates today to the current list of public exposure notifications in Yellowknife. Please see all current public exposure notifications here:


Restriction Changes Who it affects Where it takes place When it takes place
Mandatory masking Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ residents





May 2, 2021
Mandatory masking Behchokǫ̀ residents Behchokǫ̀ May 3, 2021
School closures Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, and  residents,





May 2, 2021
School closures Behchokǫ̀ Residents Behchokǫ̀ May 3, 2021
Further Details:

The written Order reflecting the oral orders made on May 1, 2 and 3, 2021 and other directions of the CPHO related to public health restrictions in Yellowknife, Ndilǫ, Dettah and Behchokǫ̀ are available at public-health-order-yellowknife-ndilo-dettah-behchoko-covid-19-restrictions-2021-05-05_0.pdf (


  • Non-essential travel in and out of Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀ should be suspended/deferred until further notice. Please continue to attend all necessary medical appointments.
  • Remote work is highly encouraged for any employees who are able at this time.


Our goal right now is to test the contacts most likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at this time. Thank you for your patience.

  • Any students and staff in attendance at N.J. Macpherson School between April 26 and 30.
  • Anyone present at Public Exposure Risk locations identified as contacts.
  • Anyone present at Public Exposure Risk locations identified as potential contacts, only if symptomatic.
  • For more information: is external)


All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

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