As cases continue to rise in the region, the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) announced Aug. 17 there is evidence of COVID-19 community spread in Yellowknife.

Chief public health officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola says people should now consider all Yellowknife indoor, public spaces as COVID-19 exposure sites.

The CPHO recoommends limiting indoor gathering to help reduce transmission.

NWT listed the Explorer Hotel as a exposure location in the hotel’s main lobbies earlier on Aug. 27.

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According to the OCPHO, there are 264 active cases of COVID-19 in NWT, 38 of the cases in Yellowknife.

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  1. Where’s the evidence to support this declaration? Just declaring it is occurring does not support it unless there is evidence