Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the past week bringing Yukon total cases to 47. The territory currently has 17 active cases. Several public exposure notifications have also been identified. Check Yukon.ca for the identified locations.
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver along side Chief Medical officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley reported eight new cases of COVID-19 over the past week bringing Yukon total cases to 47. The territory currently has 17 active cases.
Several public exposure notifications have also been identified and both the Premier and the Chief Medical Office of Health urged Yukoners to check Yukon.ca for the identified locations. If you were at any of these locations and are experiencing any symptoms, even mild, you are required to self isolate and arrange for testing.
Face coverings are now mandated in public spaces. Both the Premier and Dr. Hanley noted that in case there is any confusion about what public spaces are included in the order, err on the side of caution and simply wear a mask whenever you are not sure.
Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Health Minister Pauline Frost are in continuous communication with Team Canada as our nation collectively begins preparations for acquiring and distributing a COVID vaccine. Planning efforts are underway, but Premier Silver cautioned patience because no COVID vaccine has not yet been approved for Canada.
One of the questions about Christmas this year has been answered. As the Premier explained during today's update, Santa is deemed to be an essential worker has therefor been cleared for travel on Christmas eve.
The pandemic may not yet be over, but as Dr. Hanley says, we hope that the worst of it is over. Practice the safe six, wear a mask in public, be patient and kind to others and we will get through this together.