The Yukon extends State of Emergency

As of today, the Government of Yukon is extending the State of Emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

By extending the State of Emergency, the Government of Yukon remains able to adapt to potential rapid changes in the COVID-19 situation, including monitoring the third wave in Canada and reviewing emerging data on variant spread to inform our decisions.

The State of Emergency will be extended for up to 90 days and can be cancelled at any time.

Several public health restrictions were lifted on May 25, 2021. The Government of Yukon will continue to follow the recommendations of Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and regularly evaluate the level of restrictions in place required to protect the health and safety of Yukoners.

The state of emergency has been critical to our government’s response to COVID-19, allowing for measures that support the health, safety and economic wellbeing of Yukoners, including the requirement for those entering the territory to self-isolate for 14 days. The variants of COVID-19 in Canada remain a concern and we know how quickly things can change if we are not careful. Extending the state of emergency does not indicate any change in the risk of COVID-19 to Yukoners, but ensures we can continue to respond quickly to support Yukoners as we keep moving towards recovery.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

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Renée Francoeur
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Aisha Montgomery
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