The Government of Yukon reports Omicron cases are increasing quickly in the Yukon.
The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging the public to stay home when sick with even the mildest of symptoms:
“Like most other jurisdictions in Canada, and as expected, we are unfortunately seeing the Omicron wave rising here in the territory. Omicron continues to spread much faster than other variants we’ve seen.
“I am urging anyone who has even the slightest symptoms to stay home. We are hearing stories of whole families who are isolating together even though maybe only two or three people are ill. To those people, I want to say thank you. Thank you for continuing to break the cycle of transmission, stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our community. Staying home when sick, even mildly, is now more important than ever.”
– acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott