COVID-19 outbreak declared at Stanton hospital

Stanton Territorial Hospital. (File photo/CKLB)

There is an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) says all contacts are known and have been informed.

Public health announces an outbreak when two or more cases are linked to the same facility.

NTHSSA says there are currently fewer than 20 people in the Stanton cluster.

For now, NTHSSA says hospital services are not affected by the outbreak.

Visitation restrictions will not change either.

Despite the end of the public health emergency, staff at the hospital are still required to have masks and COVID-positive staff are not allowed to go to work.

Public health still recommends people that have COVID symptoms go get tested and isolate if positive.

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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