COVID-19 and your workplace
This is a challenging time for Yukoners as we grapple with the human and financial impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
The situation continues to evolve daily. The Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) is regularly updating information on the COVID-19 information page on Yukon.ca.
To minimize risk and reduce the chances of exposure we advise employers and workers to protect themselves and one another by following all advice from the CMOH.
General precautions and recommendations
Follow the Government of Canada’s instructions on everyday practices that help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.
Stay up to date with the latest information from the Government of Yukon and the CMOH on Yukon.ca/COVID-19.
Workplace health and safety
Follow the Government of Canada’s guidance on how to keep your employees safe in the workplace.
Follow the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s guidance on how to prepare your workplace so it remains healthy and safe during a pandemic.
The Retail Council of Canada has published an extensive collection of resources for retailers, including a planning checklist.
Will workers be covered if they get COVID-19? What if a worker is injured while working at home? Find the answers to common COVID-19 claims questions.
Right to refuse work
Workers in Yukon have the right to refuse work if they have reasonable cause to believe that performing a job or task puts them or someone else at risk. Learn more about how workers, supervisors and employers can work together to improve workplace health and safety in these situations.
Working at home
Follow the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s telework guidelines to support employees who are working from home. People who can work from home are requested to do so by the CMOH.
Financial reliefs for businesses
As part of the Government of Yukon’s stimulus package, Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board is offering a set of financial reliefs to businesses.
For information specific to health professionals, refer to the Government of Canada’s novel coronavirus information for health professionals.
Any changes or additional information about workplace precautions will be published here, so please check back regularly.
This page was last updated on March 23, 2020.