As Yukon’s active case count continues to decline and vaccination rates increase in the territory and across Canada, the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) has provided new recommendations regarding public health measures in place to protect Yukoners from COVID-19. Effective August 4, the Yukon government will lift some public health restrictions.
Changes effective as of August 4, include:
- Mask use in indoor spaces will no longer be mandatory but is strongly encouraged, particularly when people are in crowded, close quarters where it is difficult to physically distance.
- The following establishments have the right to request that their clients wear masks before entering a space and their requests should be respected:
- Retail shops and grocers
- Bars and restaurants
- Recreational centres
- Public or private transit
- Self-isolation after domestic travel will no longer be required for vaccinated or unvaccinated people.
- Bars and restaurants will be able to return to full capacity for bar and countertop service.
The following measures will remain in place:
- Contact tracing information sheets at bars and restaurants.
- Gathering sizes remain the same. Social gatherings are limited to 20 indoors, with physical distancing and limited to 100 outdoors with physical distancing. Organized gatherings, both indoor and out, are limited to 200, with physical distancing.
- Unvaccinated individuals should stick to six and keep their circle small.
- Mask use will continue at airports and in offices of health and allied health professionals, including physicians, dentists and massage therapists.
- Gathering limits remain in gyms, recreation centres and fitness studios.
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