Statement from Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advising Yukoners against all non-essential travel

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued the following statement:

“With March break quickly approaching, I am reminding Yukoners that non-essential travel out of territory is not recommended. Out of an abundance of caution, I continue to recommend against all non-essential travel at this time.

Due to the uncertainty and the quick-moving nature of COVID-19, we need to reduce the risk of bringing COVID-19 back into the territory. We must work together over these coming months to limit the introduction of COVID-19 and variants within Yukon, and this means following strict self-isolation requirements upon arrival into the territory.

Those who do travel will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return to Yukon; this is enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. The designated self-isolation facility in Whitehorse is not available to those who travel for recreation, entertainment or tourism purposes.”

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Pat Living
Health and Social Services

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