CPHO places new restrictions on Hay River, KFN as cases increase

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The chief public health officer (CPHO) announced new restrictions for Hay River and K’atl’odeeche First Nation as cases continue to increase.

A press release issued Tuesday evening says K’atl’odeeche First Nation was placed under a containment order “due to a sudden increase in COVID-19 transmission in the community that can’t be traced.”

This means the closure of non-essential businesses and transitioning to remote learning for the Chief Sunrise Education centre.

Only household members can gather indoor or outdoors, the release says.

There was also a temporary gathering order placed on Hay River which will include closing schools — there are now active cases in four out of the five schools in the town.

A press release says indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people at non-essential businesses. Up to 25 people are allowed to gather outside.

Household gatherings are limited to only members of the home.

Both these new orders are set to expire on Nov. 2, unless extended.

There are now 24 active cases in Hay River, an increase of three active cases in 24 hours.

Every other area of the territory with active COVID cases either saw a decline or no change.

Inuvik still has 14 active cases, Dettah, Ndilǫ and Yellowknife has 129, Behchokǫ̀ has 60, Whatì has two, Fort Smith has one and Fort Simpson has six.

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