The Government of Yukon has extended the State of Emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) in response to COVID-19. The State of Emergency will be extended for up to 90 days and can be lifted at any time before then if it is no longer needed.
The State of Emergency allows the Government of Yukon to rapidly respond to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 by putting in force and enforcing temporary measures that support the health and safety of Yukoners.
The Government of Yukon will continue work together with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to evaluate the need for a State of Emergency and all Ministerial Orders issued under CEMA and make adjustments as necessary.
Current temporary public health measures include limits on gathering sizes and organized activities as well as the requirement to wear masks at all times in indoor public settings and outdoor public settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained. A full list of current Ministerial Orders under CEMA can be found on Yukon.ca.
The State of Emergency is an important tool that has allowed the Yukon government to implement measures supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of Yukoners. The spread of the Omicron variant in the territory has led to an extremely high spike in COVID-19 cases and the State of Emergency ensures the government can continue to take necessary steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, protect the health and safety of Yukoners, and prevent our health and social systems from being overwhelmed.
Minister of Community of Services Richard Mostyn
Communications, Community Services