The territorial government has extended the public health emergency until Dec. 22.
The extension comes as cases of COVID-19 increase across Canada, a press release reads.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated considerably across Canada in recent weeks as the country’s caseload surged to its highest point in the pandemic.”
The public health emergency was extended by Julie Green, territorial health minister, after being recommended by Dr. Kami Kandola, the NWT chief public health officer.
This is the 19th time the Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the public health emergency.
The government can only extend the states of emergency for two weeks at a time.