GNWT suspends Yukon travel exemption

Dr. Kami Kandola speaks at a press conference about the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 2. (Luke Carroll/ CKLB)

Dr. Kami Kandola, the NWT chief public health officer, has suspended the exemption from self-isolation for travellers from the Yukon.

The decision comes as an outbreak in Whitehorse continues to grow.

As of Monday, there were 21 active cases of COVID-19 in the city. The territory also reported its third death related to the virus.

Anyone coming into the NWT will need to self-isolate. Fully vaccinated individuals may be eligible for a shortened isolation.

According to a news release, individuals who recently came into the NWT from the Yukon will be contacted by the office of the chief public health officer with “individualized advice” on the next steps.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to