Yellowknife reported no new Covid-19 cases for the first time in two months as pandemic restrictions changed for most Northwest Territories residents.
So many people were breaking isolation to buy alcohol that the GNWT announced a rule change, temporarily permitting delivery from liquor stores to your door.
Behchokǫ̀ will stay under the NWT's most severe Covid-19 restrictions for another week, a surprise extension, because case numbers are not dropping as expected.
For the first time since the fall Covid-19 outbreak reached Behchokǫ̀, the community reported no new cases in the past day. Hay River moved to 39 active cases.
Yellowknifers aged 50 and over can now receive a Covid-19 vaccine booster. In every other NWT community the booster is now available to adults aged 40 and over.
Behchokǫ̀'s active Covid-19 case count returned to 68 as the NWT reported 34 new cases, a sign the territory's fall outbreak still has some distance to run.
The NWT confirmed pandemic measures will change on Friday and North Slave schools can reopen from Monday. A new exemption form for businesses is now available.
Two days before NWT pandemic restrictions are set to change, businesses wait to be told how to adopt proof-of-vaccination rules and increase their capacities.
Hay River is entering two weeks of strict gathering limits while the Kátł’odeeche First Nation is entering containment, starting at the end of Tuesday.
Yellowknife added six cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, the city's lowest one-day figure since September 2, as the territory's fall outbreak continued to subside.
The NWT government included two Hay River schools and a grocery store in its Monday set of Covid-19 exposure locations, but removed two flights from the list.
Monday's Covid-19 figures in the Northwest Territories brought good news for Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀ but showed a worsening picture for Inuvik and Hay River.