If you think you're sick
Do not go to the hospital or health centre. Phone 811.
Testing in Yukon
Confirmed cases: 15
Negative tests: 3,164
Pending results: 80
Total tested: 3,259
A state of emergency was declared on March 27, 2020. It was extended on September 9.
- The Respiratory Assessment Centre will now be known as the COVID testing centre (CTC). Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Referrals are no longer required for a COVID-19 test.
- There are new symptom criteria for staying home from schools and daycares:
- Residents of Yukon’s five long-term care homes can now receive two designated visitors indoors: https://yukon.ca/en/news/august-19-2020-covid-19-update
- The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the Government of Yukon have developed a campaign that addresses some of the indirect consequences to children and families of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://yukon.ca/en/news/joint-initiative-reaches-out-families-and-child...
Travel and borders
- Yukoners are reminded that if you choose to go past the Canadian border station at Fraser or Beaver Creek, you must be aware of the federal rules for re-entering Canada at the time of your departure.
- Canada and the U.S. have extended border closures to non-essential travel until September 21.
- Stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be imposed on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska: https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/news/2020/07/covid-19-st...
- Residents of BC, Nunavut, NWT and Yukon are allowed to travel in those jurisdictions without the need to self-isolate
for 14 days when they enter into Yukon with some restrictions.
- Individuals entering Yukon’s airports must wear a mask
Businesses and financial relief
- Yukon businesses impacted by COVID-19 will continue to receive support from the Government of Yukon. The Yukon Business Relief Program has been extended until March 31, 2021. The Government of Canada is extending the Emergency Wage Subsidy to the summer of 2021.
- The Government of Yukon has begun distributing $1,687,000 in federal relief funds to support local not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations affected by COVID-19: https://yukon.ca/en/news/yukon-sport-and-recreation-groups-receiving-cov...
- The Yukon Business Relief Program will continue in partnership with CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund: https://yukon.ca/en/news/september-2-2020-covid-19-update
- The Government of Yukon will receive up to $4.16 million from the Government of Canada’s new Safe Return to Class Fund: https://yukon.ca/en/news/government-yukon-welcomes-safe-return-class-fun...
Enforcement and other guidelines
- Five Ministerial Orders have been repealed: https://yukon.ca/en/news/yukon-extending-state-emergency-maintain-respon...
- Guidelines for contact sports are on Yukon.ca: https://yukon.ca/en/news/august-26-2020-covid-19-update
- If anyone has concerns that someone is violating a Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) Order, they can now fill in a form on Yukon.ca: https://yukon.ca/en/cema-report
- If you have a question about enforcement, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-877-374-0425.
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