Northwest Territories loosens self-isolation requirements and allows remote tourism – April 21, 2021
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In Yellowknife, Caroline Cochrane, the premier of the Northwest Territories, provides an update on the response to COVID-19 in her jurisdiction and announces changes to the territory’s self-isolation requirements. If a fully vaccinated person tests negative for COVID-19 on the eighth day of their 2-week isolation period after entering the territory, they will no longer be required to self-isolate for the remainder of the period. The premier also announces that remote tourism activities are permitted to resume for the 2021 summer season, provided tourism operators demonstrate they can carry out their business with little or no contact with their out-of-territory guests.
Julie Green, the minister of health and social services, Dr. Kami Kandola, the chief public health officer, and Dr. AnneMarie Pegg, the territorial medical director, also take part in the conference. (April 21, 2021)