Covid-19 publicity warning for YK’s Anytime Health, RCMP detachment

Anybody who hung out at Yellowknife’s Anytime Health gymnasium or RCMP detachment public ready space throughout slim time home windows on October 12 and 13, might have been uncovered to Covid-19 and should isolate.

The territorial authorities issued the instruction in an advisory on Friday afternoon, having earlier introduced three new presumptive constructive instances of Covid-19 within the NWT – two in Yellowknife.

One particular person got here again to Yellowknife and remoted, the territory mentioned, however gave Covid-19 to a different member of their family who didn’t.


“Stopping family transmission may be tough as a result of typically we have to take care of different folks in our properties with Covid-19,” deputy chief public well being officer Andy Delli-Pizzi advised reporters on Friday.

Listed here are the 2 Yellowknife areas and occasions the place the NWT authorities says a danger of publicity has been recognized:

  • Monday, October 12 between 3pm and 4:30pm at Anytime Health
  • Tuesday, October 13 between 11am and 11:30am on the RCMP detachment public ready space

“Everybody who was in these areas at these occasions should self-isolate at dwelling for the following 14 days and make contact with the Yellowknife Public Well being Unit at 867-767-9120 to get further recommendation,” the territory acknowledged in its advisory.

“These you reside with should additionally self-isolate for 14 days in case you can not safely self-isolate at dwelling away from them.

“Throughout this era, anybody self-isolating should monitor themselves for signs carefully.”


Second take a look at outcomes might arrive by Saturday

Delli-Pizzi mentioned anybody self-isolating should monitor themselves for signs, including the territory is ready to deploy fast testing as wanted.

The third new presumptive constructive case, in Inuvik, was a person who remoted appropriately, the territory mentioned. “The preliminary evaluation is that there have been no potential contacts, although the investigation continues,” learn Friday’s advisory.

Outcomes from checks designed to verify the presumptive constructive instances have been despatched to Alberta. Delli-Pizzi expects these checks’ outcomes as quickly as Saturday.

Friday’s publicity danger advisory is the primary such public warning the territory has needed to situation because the pandemic started.

In every of the primary 5 instances confirmed within the territory – all of which got here in April or earlier – no public attraction was required.

“A public discover is just not irregular,” Delli-Pizzi mentioned. “We offer these notices not as a result of we consider there’s a excessive danger, however as a result of there’s some danger.”

He mentioned Covid-19 is transmitted primarily via respiratory droplets. Oblique transmission, corresponding to via touching surfaces, is feasible however not extremely possible.

It wasn’t instantly clear how the particular person following self-isolation guidelines ended up nonetheless passing the virus to a different family member.

Self-isolation, if adopted to the letter, requires isolation even from different members of the identical family for the 14-day interval.

A spokesperson for the chief public well being officer, who acknowledged public well being restrictions have been by no means more likely to be 100-percent efficient, mentioned they might not touch upon the main points of the case.

In the meantime, Yellowknife’s drive-through Covid-19 testing clinic might be open from 12pm till 4pm every day this weekend in case of additional testing demand.

Emily Blake contributed reporting.


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