Yukon COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town Hall – May 29, 2020

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Yukon COVID-19 Update and Virtual Town Hall – May 29, 2020

In Whitehorse, Sandy Silver, the premier of Yukon, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the territory’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including details on easing more public-health restrictions that are in place due to the coronavirus disease. They announce that Yukon is on track to begin the second phase of its COVID-19 recovery on July 1. This includes lifting travel restrictions between the territory and British Columbia. Travellers will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days. On May 15, Yukon started to lift restrictions as part of the first phase of its recovery plan.

The news conference also includes a virtual town hall, with the premier and Dr. Hanley answering questions that were submitted by Yukoners. More than 130 questions were submitted and they were grouped under roughly ten general themes. One question from each theme was chosen to be asked during the town hall. The Yukon government has committed to posting the answers to the remaining questions on its website next week. (no interpretation)