COVID-19 Update July 15, 2020

    As of July 15th, the COVID-19 count remains at 11 cases in the territory. Yukon has had no new cases since April 20th. Moving into Phase 3, many employees will gradually be returning to the workplace. The Whitehorse Public Library will reopen its doors to the public on July 21, 2020.

    The Government of Yukon announced that as of July 15th, the COVID-19 count remains at 11 cases in the territory. Yukon has had no new cases since April 20th.

    Since the start of Phase 2 on July 1, 1,587 British Columbia residents and 1,130 Yukoners have entered Yukon. In that time, 1,627 people have transited through the territory. The Government of Yukon Emergency Coordination Centre received 119 complaints from the public and four individuals overall have been fined for violating the Civil Emergency Measures Act. Currently there are approximately 45 enforcement officers in the territory.

    Moving into Phase 3, many employees will gradually be returning to the workplace though some will continue to work from home depending on operational requirements and employee circumstances. A gradual return to the workplace will ensure the ongoing health and safety of employees.

    The Whitehorse Public Library will reopen its doors to the public on July 21, 2020. The reopening of the facility's doors marks the next phase in the library's overall reopening plan. It will allow the public to once again browse the library's materials and borrow books, DVDs and CDs in-person. There will also be limited access to the library's public computers, printing and reference desk services.

    To support physical distancing and the safety of both the public and staff, the library has introduced a few changes as part of this phase of reopening which include:
    hand sanitizing requirements on entry;
    limited seating until new. more easily sanitized, furniture arrives;
    reducing the number of computer stations and usage times; and
    asking people to bring in their own headphones to use at the public computers.

    The Whitehorse Public Library will be open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Local library boards manage community libraries across the territory and determine what services community libraries will provide during the pandemic. Patrons in the communities can find out the latest by calling their local library directly.

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