Yukon Weekly

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Carmacks school is taking online classes

Key takeways:

Over 200 COVID-19 positive is seen at the Yukon on Wednesday.

The local school council in Carmacks made the choice to switch over to remote learning as the little Salmon Carmacks 1st Nation and the Municipality of Carmacks urge their citizens to stay in isolation.

Amid community transmission of COVID-19 and a return to the state of emergency, further measures to contain its spread are being brought in.

The local school council in Carmacks made the choice to switch over to remote learning as the little Salmon Carmacks 1st Nation and the Municipality of Carmacks urge their citizens to stay in isolation.

“This modification isn’t the result of a public health order from the chief medical officer of health. Tantalus school remains safe for workers and students, and continues to be under its same operational plan. Students will still enter the premises if they need help or resources from the school.

The Tantalus school council launched the move to remote classes.

According to the Department of Education, school workers can still report back to work every day and will prepare materials to support students’ learning from home.

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As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, there have been 156 active cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. Of those active cases, 108 are found in Whitehorse; 2 in Carmacks; 14 in Watson Lake; two cases each are reported in Dawson city, Haines Junction, and Carcross; and one case each in Mayo and Pelly Crossing.

The Chief medical officer of Health reminded people that the reported community information is based on a person’s usual residence, but might not be where the people are literally residing at this time.

The drive-through testing location in Whitehorse on the Alaska highway is open seven days per week between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. people in rural Yukon will contact their Health Centre.

There are 231 people waiting for results as of this time.

An updated case count is expected on November. 12 after press time.

Carmacks school pivots to remote learning after spike in COVID-19 cases

The Yukon will return to a state of emergency on November. 13, with old and new rules implemented.

They will stay in place until at least Dec. 3.

In summary, the new rules, enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act, include mandatory masking in most spaces, limits on gatherings by house and proof of vaccination required to attend many facilities and businesses like restaurants and gyms.

Elliott is recommending that travel between communities and Whitehorse, should be avoided till the notice. Specific notices won’t be released, because all public interactions are now a potential supply of transmission.

For those groups that are totally vaccinated, up to ten people from a maximum of 2 households will gather. unvaccinated people should prohibit personal gatherings to household members only.

For organized gatherings like weddings and conferences, indoor events will include 25 people with proof of vaccination needed. outside gatherings are restricted to 50 people. seated ticketed events, including arts and sporting events, and faith-based and cultural gatherings are restricted to fifty per cent of capacity with proof of vaccination. Physical distancing are going to be needed.

A full and elaborated list of facilities affected is on-line.

Source-CTV News

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