Students to return to full time, in person learning April 19th

    Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan speaks at this morning's COVID-19 update.

    Today's COVID-19 update came with some good news for students.

    Grades 10 to 12 students in Whitehorse at F.H Collins, Vanier Catholic, and Porter Creek Secondary will return to full time, in person learning on Monday April 19.


    Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan made the announcement alongside Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr.Brendan Hanley at this morning’s COVID-19 update.


    Morgan says adjustments will need to be made to student’s timetables and bus schedules and they are working with school administrators to iron out the details.


    Morgan went on to say that students will be expected to stay home if they have any COVID symptoms and they will be required to physical distance at school and wear masks when it is not possible.


    At the update Dr. Hanley said if you are young and healthy, you are not immune.


    “The average age of Yukoners infected with COVID-19 is 33 years old. With the median age, that means half are below this age and half above 29 years old. Close to half our cases overall are between 20 and 39 years old, the same age groups with the lower uptake of vaccine. That means it is not, it never was, and is especially not now, an old person’s disease.” Says Hanley.


    There is currently one active case in the territory.



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