COVID-19 exposure on recent flight into Yellowknife

Masks will be mandatory for all travellers and employees entering NWT airports. (Yellowknife Airport photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Public health has announced another COVID-19 exposure related to a flight into the NWT.

The exposure was on WestJet flight WJ3258 from Edmonton to Yellowknife on Sept. 24, and affects rows 46-52.

Fully vaccinated passengers that were in these rows must self-monitor for symptoms. If they develop, residents should immediately isolate and arrange for testing.

Partially and non-vaccinated passengers must self-isolate for 10 days and be tested.

The exposure comes as “circuit breaker” health restrictions started in Yellowknife over the weekend.

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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