Information current

July 10, 2020

We're in Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. If you have non-medical questions, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone 1-877-374-0425.

For medical questions or if you feel ill, phone 811, or launch the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Delivery of critical services guidelines during COVID-19

As of July 1, 2020, critical workers entering Yukon from British Columbia, NWT and Nunavut are exempt from self-isolation requirements. Critical workers entering Yukon from all other Canadian jurisdictions must continue to self-isolate to the extent that is feasible while still providing the critical service.

Read the direction and guidelines for the delivery of critical, essential and other services.

Find out about critical services in Yukon during COVID-19.

Read the full Civil Emergency Measures Health Protection (COVID-19) Order.

Health and safety guidance

Workers delivering critical services must continue to adhere to the health and safety guidance recommended by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Workers should:

  • not travel to jurisdictions that require self isolation upon return to Yukon, unless travel to and from those jurisdictions is a necessary part of delivering the critical service;
  • self-monitor daily for signs and symptoms of illness, including taking a daily temperature;
  • follow protocols for infection prevention and control including diligent hand hygiene;
  • avoid close contact with other workers while at work (for example, maintain a 2-metre separation and avoid shared spaces including vehicles);
  • Follow the guidelines for taxi and ride sharing;
  • maintain 2-metre physical distancing when travelling to and from work and between shifts;
  • not share personal items such as electronics, personal protective equipment, utensils, food or cigarettes and vaping devices;
  • reduce in-person encounters with anyone outside their household whenever possible;
  • self-isolate at home on days when not required at their workplace;
  • report to their superiors and to 811 or their health care practitioner, if they have come in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 and to self-isolate if instructed by a health practitioner;
  • when in jurisdictions outside Yukon that require self-isolation upon return, workers should avoid gatherings, avoid contact with others as much as possible and diligently follow hand hygiene and physical distancing rules; and
  • if a worker or a person they live with, within or outside Yukon, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they should call 811 for information on assessment and be assessed by a health professional before returning to work.
  • if a worker who has not travelled to a jurisdiction that requires self-isolation upon return to Yukon, or a worker who has completed the 14-day self-isolation period is available, that worker should perform the critical service in lieu of the employee who has not completed a 14-day self‑isolation period.