COVID outbreak declared at Norman Wells long-term care facility

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Sahtú Dene Nechá Ko ̨́ long-term care facility in Norman Wells.

Two positive cases have been reported at the facility, an outbreak is declared after one person who lives or works there tests positive. 

A series of restrictions have been implemented in long-term care homes for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes masking for all staff and visitors, vaccination and visitor screening questionnaires as well as limitations to the number of visitors. 

The Sahtú Dene Nechá Ko ̨́Long Term Care Facility has been closed to visitors since Aug. 15 as a result of the outbreak in the Sahtú. 

On Tuesday, the office of the chief public health officer and the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority began site-wide testing of staff and residents as well as enhanced environmental cleaning. 

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