The Baker Community Centre at Aven Manor has been listed as a Covid-19 exposure location.

Activities at the centre are run by the Yellowknife Seniors Society.

“YK Seniors’ Society has a form of contract tracing, where a member, or any person entering has to sign in with name and the time they entered the building,” the group’s executive director, Kim Doyle, said in an email Oct. 4. “Last week we were on very reduced capacity, following the only 10 people being able to be in the building at any given time.”

The exposure notice applies to anyone who attended the building between 9 a.m. and noon Sept. 27, 28 or 29.

Health department employees helped society members arrange for Covid-19 tests.

“They have been nothing but professional with all the questions that I had asked,” said Doyle.

Chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola declared an outbreak at the Aven Manor long-term care facility Sept. 30 following the confirmation of one case.

The NTHSSA has implemented protective measures in long-term care facilities for the duration of COVID-19 pandemic, including continuous masking of all staff and visitors, vaccination, staff and visitor screening questionnaires and limitations to numbers of visitors.

The facility is closed to visitors.

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