NWT education bodies affected by this week's school closures are handing out Chromebooks and turbo sticks to help students learn online.
Sunday will be a weird Mother's Day for Yellowknife moms isolating during the city's Covid-19 outbreak. This group is stepping in... with charcuterie boards.
A vaccine clinic in Behchokǫ̀, where uptake rates have been low, was cleared out of doses. The community is setting up sewage testing and other measures.
There are now 47 confirmed and three probable cases connected to the Covid-19 outbreak at Yellowknife's NJ Macpherson School, the GNWT said on Thursday evening.
"I'll be a lot more comfortable hanging around friends." Yellowknife's Riley Oldford became the first city teenager to receive a Pfizer shot.
The opening vaccination appointments for Yellowknife youth aged 12-17 were quickly filled. More sessions are on the way, the GNWT said.
As of May 1, 57 percent of NWT adults were fully vaccinated. In some regions, progress appears slow. Women are so far more likely to get their shot than men.
A vaccine clinic for youth aged 12-17 in Behchokǫ̀ will take place on Tuesday next week, the first to be scheduled outside Yellowknife for younger teens.
Guidelines for NJ Macpherson contacts keep changing, leaving some parents at a loss. At the school itself, the principal described its "eerie" transformation.
Yellowknife has 34 confirmed cases and six probable cases of Covid-19 tied to the NJ Macpherson School outbreak. Two new public exposure notices were issued.
"I am feeling the impacts of this outbreak very personally," the MLA Caroline Wawzonek wrote, promising to "channel feelings into action" as an elected leader.
A quick bulletin for Yellowknife dog owners being forced to isolate during the current Covid-19 outbreak: yes, your dog can get picked up for walks.