Practise the Safe 6
These 6 steps will help keep you and your community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can choose to wear a mask, and there are some places where you have to wear a mask.
1. Keep your distance
Respect people's boundaries
Keep a physical distance from people not in your household – a 2-metre (6-feet) distance, to be exact.
If you need to get close, respect others’ boundaries and ask before moving closer.
- Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes.
- Avoid crowded places, such as stores, during busy times.
2. Keep your hands clean
Binge wash and chill
Wash your hands and wash them often. But – before and after – there’s so much more you can do to keep your hands clean.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Clean shared surfaces.
3. Feel sick? Stay home
Share the love, not the germs
Even if you feel like you could power through – do not. By staying home, you protect others and allow the Yukon to carry on strong.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you should stay home:
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
- sore throat
- loss of sense of taste or smell
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- muscle aches
Use the online COVID-19 self-assessment tool to see if you should get tested for COVID-19 or call 811 to speak to a nurse.
4. Avoid crowds
Keep your group size intimate
Interacting with more people increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Consider reducing the number of people you're interacting or in close contact with.
5. Avoid travelling to communities
Get to know each other. Same place, new norms
Check which First Nations governments and communities have issued travel advisories and vaccination declarations on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page.
6. Self-isolate if necessary
Get creative with ways to stay connected
Being alone does not have to be lonely. Keep in touch with the outside world while you’re on the inside. Video chat, phone, heck – write a good old-fashioned letter! It’s communication with the human touch.
You must self-isolate if:
- you’re waiting for results of a COVID-19 test; or
- you have COVID-19.
Wearing a mask
You may choose to wear a mask when the risk of COVID-19 is high, such as:
- in crowded spaces;
- in places where there's poor air ventilation; and
- when you're with people at risk of severe disease.
Can someone ask you to wear a mask?
Businesses and venues may ask you to wear a mask.
Where you have to wear a mask
You still need to wear a mask in places such as:
- long-term care homes;
- health facilities;
- group homes;
- the Whitehorse Correctional Centre; and