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State of Emergency in Yellowknife through December 8

The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna extended the State of Emergency in the City of Yellowknife through December 8, 2020, under the s.14 of the Emergency Management Act. 

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) continues its ongoing efforts to protect the health of the residents of the Northwest Territories. This State of Emergency has been instated to address the need for additional shelter space as the capacity limitations is adding to health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government of the Northwest Territories requests all its residents to follow the orders and advice from the Chief Public Health Officer to stay safe and healthy. 

It has also been mentioned that this State of Emergency will be extended for as long as it is required for safe health of all its residents.