Extension of Containment Order

On September 22 the Chief Public Health Officer announced the extension of temporary containment orders for the communities of Behchokǫ̀ and Whatì .  The temporary containment order for the community of Behchokǫ̀ has been extended to October 7, 2021. The temporary containment order for the community of Whatì has been extended to October 9, 2021.


As a result all Tłı̨chǫ Government offices in Behchokǫ̀ and Whatì will operate under Stage 1 of the Returning to the Workplace Plan.  Specifically, this means:

  • ONLY essential and time critical staff will be allowed to work from the office, all other staff must work from home. 
  • There will also be no indoor or outdoor gatherings
  • All duty travel is suspended.  The only exception will be for the provision of essential or time critical services.

Yellowknife, Gamètì, and Wekweètì will remain in Stage 2 of the Returning to the Workplace Plan for the time being. 


In stage 2:

  • All staff should work from home.  Those staff who provide essential or time critical services and those with other special circumstances that require them to work from the office may get approval from the Human Resource Response Team (HrResponseTeam@Tlicho.ca ).  Site Supervisors should work with Department Directors to identify staff who will be working from the office to develop a schedule that allows for staggered shifts, arrivals, breaks and departures and submit this to the Human Resource Response Team for approval.
  • Offices are closed to the public.
  • In-door, in person meetings of no more than 5 participants is allowed as long as social distancing measures can be maintained.
  • Outdoor gatherings are permitted to a maximum of 25 people.
  • All duty travel is suspended except for travel to support the delivery of essential or time-critical programs and services.

The Tłı̨chǫ Government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as the situation unfolds.

Getting vaccinated and practicing the fundamentals is the best protection against the COVID-19 virus.  Remember to:

  • Use the self-screening tool prior to arriving at the office and monitor for symptoms
  • Stay at home when you are sick
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you display symptoms
  • Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently
  • Cover your cough/sneeze
  • Maintain physical distancing


For more public health information about COVID-19 please visit:



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Cecilia Rabesca at (867) 447-0724.


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