Guidance for living with COVID-19 in the Yukon

You can follow this guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses

Vaccination rates continue to rise both in the Yukon and nationally. The transition to reopen society and the economy is underway. This transition will happen at different speeds for different people. It’s important to consider others as we move forward.

As we continue our efforts to manage and contain COVID-19, we'll see new cases. We'll manage them as we do other communicable diseases.

We'll continue to work with communities and partners to support the transition from a pandemic to an endemic.

Get vaccinated

The most important step you can take to protect yourself, your social group and your community is to get vaccinated.

 

Stay home when you're sick
Wash your hands often
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Thorough hand washing is most effective at reducing the spread of illness.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Try to avoid touching your face.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.

 

Practise safe spacing
  • Respect traffic flow and be mindful of people's personal space when you're in public places.
  • You can practise physical distancing and stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others.
  • If you find yourself in a crowded place, you can wear a mask.
Wear a mask
  • You can wear a mask in indoor public spaces to help protect people:
    • who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated; and
    • who are at higher risk of severe illness.
  • Be respectful of other people who choose to wear a mask in public places.
  • Some businesses and facilities may require you to wear a mask. Respect their policies.

Get more information on using masks.

Keep your space clean
  • You can open windows and doors to the outside to improve natural ventilation, if the weather permits. Good ventilation helps keep indoor spaces safe, especially those that are always occupied.
  • You can regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces to help lower the spread of infections.

Read the cleaning and disinfection guidelines for more information.

Travel responsibly
  • Travel responsibly and respectfully. Keep yourself informed about local COVID-19 circumstances and guidelines.
  • For travel within the Yukon, follow any travel advisories issued by First Nations governments, municipalities or communities.
  • If you're arriving in the Yukon from outside Canada, you must follow federal rules for travelling to Canada. For some people, this may mean completing a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Find out what the federal laws for entering Canada are.
Use the 3 Cs to evaluate risks and make choices

Use the 3 Cs to evaluate risks and make informed personal choices based on your own comfort level. Consider where you're going and reduce your risk by avoiding the 3 Cs.

The 3 Cs are:

  • closed spaces with poor ventilation;
  • crowded places with large numbers of people; and
  • close contact where it’s difficult to physically distance from others.

Each of the 3 Cs is a factor that can increase the risk of a respiratory illness being transmitted. Risk increases when the 3 Cs overlap. This makes conditions where all 3 Cs overlap particularly high risk.

You can integrate this advice into your daily routines to help mitigate your risk and promote health and safety.

Continue to maintain your healthy habits by:

  • being active;
  • eating well; and
  • maintaining preventative healthy measures such as getting a flu shot.

Get support

If you're worried, anxious or stressed seek support by:

  • talking to those around you;
  • contacting a counsellor; or
  • speaking with your health care provider.

Get more information on mental health and wellness supports in the Yukon.

The most important step you can take to protect yourself, your social group and your community is to get vaccinated.

 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Thorough hand washing is most effective at reducing the spread of illness.
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Try to avoid touching your face.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.

 

  • Respect traffic flow and be mindful of people's personal space when you're in public places.
  • You can practise physical distancing and stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others.
  • If you find yourself in a crowded place, you can wear a mask.

  • You can wear a mask in indoor public spaces to help protect people:
    • who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated; and
    • who are at higher risk of severe illness.
  • Be respectful of other people who choose to wear a mask in public places.
  • Some businesses and facilities may require you to wear a mask. Respect their policies.

Get more information on using masks.

  • You can open windows and doors to the outside to improve natural ventilation, if the weather permits. Good ventilation helps keep indoor spaces safe, especially those that are always occupied.
  • You can regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces to help lower the spread of infections.

Read the cleaning and disinfection guidelines for more information.

  • Travel responsibly and respectfully. Keep yourself informed about local COVID-19 circumstances and guidelines.
  • For travel within the Yukon, follow any travel advisories issued by First Nations governments, municipalities or communities.
  • If you're arriving in the Yukon from outside Canada, you must follow federal rules for travelling to Canada. For some people, this may mean completing a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Find out what the federal laws for entering Canada are.

Use the 3 Cs to evaluate risks and make informed personal choices based on your own comfort level. Consider where you're going and reduce your risk by avoiding the 3 Cs.

The 3 Cs are:

  • closed spaces with poor ventilation;
  • crowded places with large numbers of people; and
  • close contact where it’s difficult to physically distance from others.

Each of the 3 Cs is a factor that can increase the risk of a respiratory illness being transmitted. Risk increases when the 3 Cs overlap. This makes conditions where all 3 Cs overlap particularly high risk.

You can integrate this advice into your daily routines to help mitigate your risk and promote health and safety.

Continue to maintain your healthy habits by:

  • being active;
  • eating well; and
  • maintaining preventative healthy measures such as getting a flu shot.

Get support

If you're worried, anxious or stressed seek support by:

  • talking to those around you;
  • contacting a counsellor; or
  • speaking with your health care provider.

Get more information on mental health and wellness supports in the Yukon.