This page lists restrictions that remain in place in the Yukon:
You need to wear a mask in places such as:
- day cares;
- long-term care homes;
- health facilities;
- group homes;
- the correctional centre; and
Other businesses, organizations and venues can request that people wear mask before entering a space.
People working in high-risk settings
As of April 4, 2022, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be required for employees, contractors and volunteers working in high-risk settings in the Yukon.
High-risk settings include:
- long-term care homes;
- residential substance use programs;
- residential programs for children and adults where staff provide care;
- correctional centres;
- Yukon government-operated community health centres; and
- Yukon government-operated public health clinics, including the referred care clinic.
How will people working in high-risk residential settings prove their vaccination status?
If you operate a high-risk residential setting, you'll have to develop a vaccination requirement for employees, contractors and volunteers. If you already have a policy, you can continue to keep your current vaccination policies in place.
All employees, contractors and volunteers must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
What if employers do not comply?
If you're an employer or sole proprietor in a high-risk residential setting, you must have policies in place that meet the minimum requirements.
Employers are responsible for ensuring compliance. Employees, contractors and volunteers are responsible for complying.
Penalties for offences are set out in the Public Health and Safety Act.
Non-compliance by either an employer or an employee could result in a:
- $500 fine per offence; or
- $1,500 fine for providing false information.
How can you confirm the vaccine status of your staff?
It’s your responsibility as a employer to ensure that all of your staff working in high-risk settings are vaccinated.
What will happen if your staff do not meet this requirement?
Failure to comply with this new regulation may result in fines.
Email us if you have questions.
Your staff works remotely
This mandate only applies to contractors entering a high-risk setting in the Yukon. If your staff can carry out their responsibilities over Zoom or Skype for Business, they do not have to be vaccinated.
Will Yukon airport employees need proof of vaccination to go to work?
Yes, airport employees need to show proof of vaccination. This went into effect October 30, 2021, at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport which is the only federally regulated airport in the Yukon.
In accordance with Transport Canada requirements and the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport vaccine requirement, we as the airport operator have to check the vaccine credentials for people working at the airport.