Coronavirus

Fifth COVID-19 case hits the Yukon

An individual tested positive over the weekend

 

UPDATED: Yukon declares state of emergency over COVID-19

Declaration should not cause panic, officials say, and risk level in Yukon remains unchanged

 

Victoria Gold still operating Eagle Gold mine with COVID-19 precautions in place

The mine is still in operation but with precautions, including social distancing, in place

 

Yukon government warns of potential but “low risk” COVID-19 exposure in Whitehorse

A person with COVID-19 attended Bethany Church and Elias Dental earlier this month

Yukon early childhood educators concerned about working during pandemic

Early childhood educator has circulated letter expressing concerns about care centres remaining open

YG rolls out relief measures for businesses, tenants

Employers now can recoup costs for sick leave they’ve paid out

Yukon RCMP and courts cut non-essential services, jail taking extra precautions due to COVID-19

Court appearances will be held by phone or video conferencing where possible

Yukonomist: Steering your business through COVID-19

While “proofing” your business against the impacts might not be possible, being prepared is.

Commentary: Giving mining companies a pass on COVID-19 restrictions means health risks the Yukon can’t afford

By Lewis Rifkind, Katarzyna Nowak, Anne Mease & Sebastian Jones Human interactions…

  • Mar 25, 2020

Whitehorse city council adjusts to a new reality amid COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the pandemic is being felt across city departments

Dawson City reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

Dawson City anxious and optomistic regarding pandemic.

UPDATED: Third COVID-19 case confirmed in the Yukon

The Yukon’s chief medical officer of health confirmed a third case the morning of March 25

UPDATED: Northwestel waives internet overage fees, increases monthly caps after CRTC application approved

Customers on cable internet, including Whitehorse, will have overage fees waived for March and April

Whitehorse waives transit and parking fees until April 13

Decision is part of effort to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19, city spokesperson says

Watson Lake, Carmacks slowing down as COVID-19 precautions increase

Watson Lake and Carmacks officials speak on community reaction to COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED: Yukon confirms first two cases of COVID-19, introduces new restrictions

The territory’s first two cases are a couple who travelled to the U.S. for a conference.

Yukon deputy premier Ranj Pillai tests negative for COVID-19

Pillai was in self-isolation after attending a mining conference in Toronto

Respiratory centre to open in downtown Whitehorse for COVID-19 assessments

Yukon’s chief health officer announced further measures to brace for virus March 20