Yukon government to end COVID-19 state of emergency – CBC

Officials report 2 new cases, say 36 remain active

Aug 25, 2021

The Yukon government is ending its COVID-19 state of emergency, effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

The state of emergency was originally imposed in March 2020, during the height of the pandemic’s first wave.

“We have learned so much about how to manage COVID since then,” Premier Sandy Silver said in a media briefing Wednesday.

With 82 per cent of the population fully vaccinated, and with nearly all positive cases now among the unvaccinated, health officials say they will now manage COVID-19 as an endemic disease while pleading with the remaining vaccine stragglers to get their shots.

Ending the state of emergency means there are no longer any limits on the size of gatherings in the Yukon. Many of the measures brought in under the state of emergency have already been dropped. Those include mandatory indoor masks and self-isolation requirements.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-government-to-end-covid-19-state-of-emergency-1.6152893

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