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January 27, 2022

Public health measures are in effect. Find all current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.

For COVID-19 medical questions phone 811. For non-medical questions, email covid19info@yukon.ca.

Current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations

There are currently COVID-19 restrictions in the Yukon. These restrictions are designed to keep Yukoners safe and limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Restrictions under the Civil Emergency Measures Act

The Government of Yukon is under a state of emergency. These temporary restrictions are enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

Mandatory masks

Masks are required in:

  • all indoor public settings;
  • schools;
  • vehicles with people from more than 1 household; and
  • outdoor public settings where 2 metres of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Proof of vaccination

You have to show proof of vaccination in some settings.

Gathering limits

Personal indoor gatherings

Vaccinated

10 people from a maximum of 2 household if all eligible people are vaccinated.

Unvaccinated

  • Household members only if any eligible people are unvaccinated.
  • Unvaccinated people who live alone can gather with a maximum of 1 additional, consistent household up to a maximum of 10 people. 

Personal outdoor gatherings

25 people from a maximum of 3 households regardless of vaccination status.

Organized gatherings 

Indoor

  • A limit of 10 people from 2 households.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.

Outdoor

  • Limited to 50 people.
  • You must wear a mask when you cannot keep physically distanced.

Weddings and funerals

Indoor

Must be postponed until further notice.

Outdoor
  • Limited to 50 people.
  • Proof of vaccination: Yes, except for youth under 12 years and 4 months of age
  • You must wear a mask when you cannot keep physically distanced.

Group health care services

  • This includes rehab and therapy programs, mental health and addiction services, support group meetings for mental health and addictions or for child and family issues.
  • A limit of 25 people or 50 per cent occupancy for that space, whichever is less.
  • Everyone must wear a mask.

Casinos and nightclubs

Closed and not allowed to operate.

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Bars and restaurants

  • A maximum of 6 people from 2 households to a table.
  • Proof of vaccination is require except for youth under 12 years and 4 months of age.
  • Masks are required except when people are seated at table.
  • Other measures:
    • No seated or dine-in service past 10 p.m.
    • Take-out and offsales can be offered past 10 p.m.
    • Tables must be spaced 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
    • No bar or countertop eating or service.
    • No moving between tables.
    • If you do not have proof of vaccination you must wear a mask and get take-out only.
    • No dancing.

Public saunas, steam rooms or baths, hot springs and hot pools

Closed and not allowed to operate.

Schools and early learning programs

Gathering limits do not apply to schools, child care centres, school age programs and family day homes.

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Practise the Safe 6 plus 1

These 6 steps, plus wearing a mask, will help keep you and your community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Medical Officer of Health recommendations

Avoid travel to communities

Avoid travel between communities, and between communities and Whitehorse, until further notice.

Domestic travel: entering or returning to the Yukon

Follow the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health's recommendations for travel. When you enter or return to the Yukon: 

  • self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19; and
  • self-isolate when you're sick.

International travel: entering or returning to the Yukon

Follow the federal travel advice

Schools

Keep schools open with the following measures:

  • Students should wear masks when they're in classrooms, seated at their desks, and in hallways and common areas.
  • Activities between schools should be suspended until further notice.

Report someone for not following a public health measure

If you think someone is not following a COVID-19 restriction, you can make a report by:

If someone’s breaking the law but not in a way related to the Public Health and Safety Act, call 911.

Legislation changes for COVID-19

Find out about the changes we've made to legislation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact: 

If you have questions, email covid19info@yukon.ca between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or phone 1-877-374-0425 toll free 7 days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

If you need medical information, phone 811 or contact your health care provider.