NT Government: Daily Update – May 13, 2021 – as of 12:00 pm

Press Release

*Please note: The OCPHO will continue to release daily updates Monday to Friday. If there are NO changes to public exposure notifications there will be no updates released outside these days.

Total active COVID-19 cases in NWT

Number/Amount Location (Region) Confirmed/Probable Related Exposure Risks NWT Resident
64 Yellowknife Confirmed Yes Yes
1 Yellowknife Probable Yes Yes
1 Diavik Confirmed No No
Further Details:

None at this time



N.J. Macpherson School Outbreak/Yellowknife Cluster

COVID-19 cases

Total Confirmed New Cases Total Active Recovered Probable
64 1 44 20 1


Total Tests Done Percent positivity B.1.1.7 (UK Variant) Confirmed Percentage of positive cases that are symptomatic Percentage of positive cases younger than age 18 Mean age of positive cases younger than age 18
2263 2.8% Yes 65 percent 87 percent 8.4 years

Public Exposure Notifications


New Further Details
0 Please see all current public exposure notifications here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/services/public-exposure-notifications



Restriction Changes Who it affects Where it takes place When it takes place
Mandatory masking Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ residents Yellowknife



May 2, 2021
Mandatory masking Behchokǫ̀ residents Behchokǫ̀ May 3, 2021
School closures Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ, and residents Yellowknife



May 2, 2021 – May 17, 2021
School closures Behchokǫ̀ Residents Behchokǫ̀ May 3, 2021 – May 17, 2021
Further Details:

Public Health Orders


  • Non-essential travel in and out of Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Behchokǫ̀ should be suspended/deferred until further notice. Please continue to attend all necessary medical appointments.
  • Remote work is highly encouraged for any employees who are able at this time.


Book online for the N.J. Macpherson testing site: NTHSSA website(link is external)(link is external). If you already have an appointment at the Yellowknife Covid Testing Centre, you can keep that appointment if the time is more convenient.

This does NOT apply to household members of active cases or anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. Seek advice from Public Health.


Exposure You Can Book Testing
N.J. Macpherson School (all staff and students) May 13: 9 am – 6 pm

May 14: 9 am – 11 am

Sir John Franklin High School (only affected classes) May 14: 9 am – 11 am
All Other Exposures May 14: 11 am – 6 pm

May 15: 9 am – 6 pm


All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories.

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