3 schools added to COVID exposure list

N.J. Macpherson School in Yellowknife. (File photo/CKLB)

Public health has added three schools across the NWT to the public exposure list.

The most recent exposure happened Monday at Helen Kalvak Elihakvik School in Ulukhaktok.

Earlier in the day, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority said the health centre would be closed due to an outbreak.

In Fort Smith, there’s an ongoing outbreak at Joseph Burr Tyrrell Elementary School that began on Feb. 6.

And in Yellowknife, there’s an outbreak as of Feb. 4 at N.J. Macpherson School.

In all cases, public health says, “Students, teachers and staff in affected classrooms will be provided with a letter outlining the testing and isolation requirements, if any. Those in unaffected classrooms will not receive a letter but should self-monitor for symptoms, immediately isolate if symptoms develop. Arrange for testing at the testing site if applicable or use an at home test if available.”

If someone tests positive with an at-home kit, they must notify Protect NWT.

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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 francis@cklbradio.com