Masks in health care settings
Wearing masks in public indoor places is not required. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and it’s important that we respect the choices of people.
A health care professional may ask you to wear a mask if you're experiencing the following respiratory symptoms:
- runny nose; or
- sore throat.
Masks in continuing care settings
In the Yukon, there are no routine restrictions on visitors in continuing care facilities. You should check with your local facility about any polices that might be in place before your visit.
Visitors are expected to follow precautions at each facility, including:
- staying home when they're sick;
- respecting personal space;
- washing hands; and
- practising respiratory etiquette such as:
- coughing into their elbow;
- throwing away used tissues; and
- washing their hands or using hand sanitizer immediately after.
Masks in hospitals
Masks are optional in public areas of the Yukon's hospital.
Find out more about Yukon's hospitals masking guidelines.
Masks in airports
Mask guidelines for travellers at the Yukon's airports are based on Canadian federal requirements. Guidelines are the same throughout the airport terminal.
Find out more about the federal requirements when you're travelling by air.
Where you might be asked to wear a mask
Businesses and organizations may have their own policies regarding masks.
- Download our hand washing sign to put up in your workplace or home.
- Download our posters to put up in your workplace or home.
- See the How to wear a mask poster on how to put on and take off a mask or watch this video.