Civil Emergency Measures Act ministerial authorizations and directives

Minister of Community Services

June 30, 2020: Ministerial Directives re: Exemption to Self-Isolation Requirements

A person who enters Yukon on or after July 1, 2020 does not have to self-isolate if: 

  • they are a Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut; and
  • has been present only in Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut during the 14-day period immediately before their entry into Yukon.

A person who entered Yukon between June 16, 2020 and June 30, 2020 under the authority of paragraphs 2(a) to (e) of the Civil Emergency Measures Border Control Measures (COVID-19) Order does not have to self-isolate if: 

  • they are a Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut resident; and
  • has been present only in Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut during the 14-day period immediately before their entry into Yukon. 

Read the Ministerial Directives re: Exemption to Self-Isolation Requirements.

June 18, 2020: Ministerial authorization for outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people

Outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed as of July 1, 2020. This grants approval for gatherings that would otherwise not be permitted under section 5 of the Civil Emergency Measures Health Protection (COVID-19) Order. Public health recommendations regarding physical distancing remain in place.

Read the ministerial authorization for outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people

June 18, 2020: Ministerial authorization for bars to re-open

As of June 19, 2020, every owner or manager of, or employee who works at, licensed premises (under a liquor primary licence), within the meaning of the Liquor Act, may reopen those licensed premises for the purposes stated in the licence. They must take these steps:

  1. They develop an Operational Plan related to COVID-19.
  2. They submit that Operational Plan to the Health Emergency Operation Centre.
  3. The Health Emergency Operation Centre approves the Operational Plan. 
  4. The establishment and its employees follow the guidelines set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Read the ministerial authorization for bars to re-open

June 16, 2020: Ministerial authorization to resume non-emergency dental practice 

Effective July 1, 2020, every dentist or other person regulated by the Dental Profession Act, and every employee who works for a dentist in the practice of dentistry, may resume regular dental care treatments.

Such treatments must follow guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and / or the Registrar of Dental Professions.

Read the ministerial authorization to resume non-emergency dental practice

May 29, 2020: Ministerial authorization for urgent dental care and orthodontic treatment 

Every dentist or other person regulated by the Dental Profession Act, and every employee who works for a dentist in the practice of dentistry, may resume treatments for:

  • urgent dental care; and
  • orthodontic care of existing patients.

Such treatments must follow guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and / or the Registrar of Dental Professions.

Non-emergency dental procedures continue to be restricted. 

Read the ministerial authorization for urgent dental care and orthodontic treament

May 27, 2020: Ministerial authorization for personal services establishments

Personal service establishments may be open and operate. They must take these steps. 

  1. They develop an Operational Plan related to COVID-19.
  2. They submit that Operational Plan to the Health Emergency Operation Centre.
  3. The Health Emergency Operation Centre approves the Operational Plan.
  4. The establishment and its employees follow the guidelines set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

Read the ministerial authorization for personal services establishments

May 27, 2020: Ministerial authorization for restaurant to offer dine-in service

Every owner or manager of, or employee who works at, a restaurant, cafe or other eating or drinking place, within the meaning of the Eating or Drinking Places Regulations, may offer dine-in services, as long as they take these steps.  

  1. They develop an Operational Plan related to COVID-19.
  2. They submit that Operational Plan to the Health Emergency Operation Centre.
  3. The Health Emergency Operation Centre approves the Operational Plan. 
  4. The establishment and its employees follow the guidelines set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Read the ministerial authorization for restaurants to offer dine-in service

Reason for changes:

To empower the commercial, government and social sectors to reopen or continue operating safely, protecting the health of employees returning to work and members of the public receiving services.