A worker who traveled into the Northwest Territories has tested positive for COVID-19.
A press release from the office of the chief public health officer says the worker, along with one contact are self-isolating and there have been no public exposure risks identified.
The release says public health allows exceptions for some workers to go to work during their self-isolation period “with stringent requirements to limit the chance of transmission.”
“The NWT needs out-of-territory workers to keep our territory moving,” the release reads.
However, as a result of the confirmed case, all high risk essential workers will now be tested when they arrive from outside the NWT.