Message to Members about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 15, 2020

Laird First Nation (LFN) Council has received an update along with other Yukon First Nations on Friday, from Pauline Frost, Yukon Minister of Health and Social Services, and Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health.

As of March 15, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. The risk of COVID-19 for members remains low.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough and shortness of breath. If a member develops a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feeling unwell, the Council asks that you contact Yukon Communicable Disease Control at 1-867-667-8323 to arrange for testing to determine if you have COVID-19.

LFN members can practice the following steps to ensure they remain healthy:

  • cover your cough with a tissue or sneeze into a tissue and dispose in the trash;
  • wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are absent, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • avoid sharing items such as dishes, drinking glasses and eating utensils;
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and
  • if in a room with others, maintain two metres from each other.

Dr. Hanley says there are no travel restrictions within Canada for Yukoners at this time.

Council will continue to monitor the situation and will up-date members on developments.

For the most up-to-date information, Council encourages members to visit these three links.

The information is updated daily.

Please see the AFN Fact Sheet on the COVID-19 coronavirus and ways to get more information in your region. Please share! #Coronavirus

Posted by Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations on Friday, March 6, 2020
https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Shṓwe sénláʼ

Chief and Council

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