Behchokǫ̀ health centre reduced to emergency service only

(Image retrieved on Google, uploaded by Ian Wolfe)

The Mary Adele Bishop health centre in Behchokǫ̀ has closed to all non-emergencies due to staff shortages.

The Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency announced the closure on its Facebook page on Jan. 19, saying it was closed for the day.

CKLB called the health centre this morning and learned the health centre is expected to be closed for the rest of the week.

However, there will still be a nurse available to respond to emergencies.

The latest community numbers of COVID-19 published Monday show 108 active cases in Behchokǫ̀.

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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