The Government of the Northwest Territories has secured a local supply chain for producing and manufacturing face shields and other Personal Protective Equipment in the territories.
This will allow businesses and care-providers greater access to critical PPE.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola has authorized Poison Graphics of Hay River and ArcTech Engrave of Yellowknife to create reusable face shields.
Katrina Nokleby, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) said in a news release, “It makes good economic sense for NWT businesses to supply this local demand”.
The GNWT will continue to support businesses and artists interested in manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment and non-medical masks, through the department of Industry, Tourism and Investment Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Program.
The GNWT says it’s combating COVID-19 by building a more local and reliable means of PPE production – further strengthening the territory’s response in the long-term.