YK exposure warning dates change for Ragged Ass Barber, Hungry Wolf

A visualization of the virus that causes Covid-19
A visualization of the virus that causes Covid-19. Fusion Medical Animation/Unsplash

The dates of Covid-19 exposure warnings for Yellowknife’s Hungry Wolf restaurant and Ragged Ass Barber have been amended by the NWT government.

The GNWT on Sunday issued five separate advisories, joining others issued on Saturday. In all of the instances publicized on Sunday, affected people should monitor themselves for symptoms regardless of their vaccination status. If symptoms develop, isolate and book a Covid-19 test.

Sunday’s advisories included exposure at the city’s Kilt and Castle Pub on Friday, September 24 between 10pm and 11:30pm.

Glen’s Independent, the downtown grocery store, has an exposure warning for 8:30am until 9:30am on Sunday, September 26. Rochdi’s Independent, uptown, has a warning for Monday, September 27 from 2:30pm until 3pm.



Ragged Ass Barber originally had a notification for Sunday, September 26 from 12pm until 1:30pm. The Hungry Wolf restaurant’s advisory originally stated Monday, September 27 from 10am until 2pm.

However, those last two advisories were each queried by the businesses involved after the exposure notifications were published. Ragged Ass Barber said it did not open on Sundays and Hungry Wolf said it did not open on Mondays.

On Monday, after this article was first published, the NWT government said the Ragged Ass Barber advisory actually applied to Monday, September 27 from 12pm till 1:30pm. The Hungry Wolf’s advisory was corrected to Tuesday, September 28 between 10am and 2pm.

There were no fresh advisories for other NWT communities on Sunday. All of the Yellowknife advisories predate stricter limits on gatherings that were introduced from the start of Thursday and will last until at least the end of Thanksgiving Monday.

The next detailed Covid-19 pandemic update from the NWT government is expected on Monday evening.