Two Yellowknife polling stations used for the federal election are identified as a public COVID exposure locations.
According to the territorial government’s public exposure location website, anyone who was at the Explorer Hotel voting polls on Sept. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. should monitor their symptoms, if symptoms appear they should isolate and arrange for testing. This applies to people who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated.
The same advice applies to anyone at the Multiplex voting polls on Sept. 20 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The election took place as the NWT deals with the highest per capita COVID infection rate in the country.
The snap federal election that was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was criticized as it took place during the fourth wave of the pandemic. This includes Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh who said the election placed Canadians at risk.
Trudeau and the Liberal’s we’re re-elected with another minority government, the results of the 2021 election were nearly identical to the 2019 election.