Changes made to public health order allow for some essential workers not to self-isolate

Resident flight crews and supply chain workers traveling domestically will no longer have to isolate upon return to the NWT


An easier transition from work to home is coming for NWT residents.

Resident flight crews/employees and supply chain workers traveling domestically will no longer have to isolate upon return to the NWT, but any international travel will still be required to self-isolate.

Amendments to public health orders have been issued for supply chain workers, flight crews and airline employees, the territorial government says, is to ensure fewer interruptions for the lives of northerners.

These new amendments are only in effect for on-shift work, personal travel is still excluded from the public health order.

The GNWT says, “There are no immediate plans to change travel restrictions or self-isolation requirements for domestic travel within the NWT”.

“As most experts believe a large second surge of infections is coming across Canada, now is the time to tune up our machine to ensure we have the right precautions in place to navigate the challenges ahead,” says Diane Thom, minister of Health and Social Services.

CKLB has requested a comment from the GWNT in regard to the recent amendments to the public health order and how that will affect future amendments moving forward.

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