The Government of Yukon is ending the State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 on Thursday, March 17, at 11:59 p.m.
The State of Emergency was last declared under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) on November 8, 2021, in response to increased spread of COVID-19 in the Yukon. Public health measures under CEMA have been critical to managing the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 and protecting the health and safety of all Yukoners.
As the Yukon emerges from the latest acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Yukon will continue to work with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to protect public safety and support Yukoners as they adjust to living in the presence of the virus. The Government of Yukon will reinstate the State of Emergency if necessary in response to further developments of the pandemic.
While most of the remaining public health measures are being lifted on March 18, 2022, Yukoners are encouraged to continue to follow public health advice, such as wearing a mask, practising the Safe 6, staying home when sick and getting vaccinated.
The state of emergency in response to COVID-19 will end tomorrow at midnight. I thank all Yukoners for their extraordinary efforts and commitment to following public health advice and keeping one another safe. It is through your diligence that we are able to reduce public health measures in the territory and end the State of Emergency. I encourage all Yukoners to continue to follow the public health advice that we know to work and to get vaccinated, including a third dose, if you are eligible. The Yukon government will continue to work with the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to monitor the situation in the territory and ensure that we continue to put the health and safety of all Yukoners at the forefront of our decision-making.
Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn