The mayor of Fort Smith says the community is pushing for patrols to be reinstated on the ice road, which is a gateway to the South. One resident says people are entering the community and ignoring the requirements for self-isolation plans.
The N.W.T. government is reporting the first ICU admission in the territory due to COVID-19 since the Omicron variant became the dominant strain.
Councillors met this morning in light of the chief public health officer's announcement that they are seeing a “significant increase” in cases in the community, but stopped short of declaring a voluntary lockdown.
Workers who contract COVID-19 on the job are entitled to compensation, says James Price of the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board, but the first thing they'll need is a confirmed PCR test that shows they had the illness.