COVID-19 and office operations

In our continued response to reduce the spread of COVID, our office continues to require the wearing of masks by all visitors to our office. In addition, all staff are required to wear a non-medical mask while in common areas of our office.

If you do not have a mask, our office can provide a disposable mask.

Our office continues to provide all services as set out in our mandates, with modified procedures in place in regard to the way we interact with the public. Please see our Contact Us page for ways to reach us.

Last updated May 9, 2022.

To view all documents issued by our office that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see below.

Background

On March 18th, the Chief Medical Officer of Health declared a public health emergency in Yukon under the Public Health and Safety Act.  On March 27th, the Government of Yukon declared a state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act

Diane McLeod-McKay, who is Yukon's Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner (PIDC), has been monitoring the evolving situation in the territory and elsewhere, in order to continue to provide services and advice in all her roles.

In particular, as IPC, McLeod-McKay is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act) and the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA), which both remain in effect. Her  responsibilities also include promoting compliance with these  laws and informing the public about their rights. Since mid-March, McLeod-McKay has issued a number of news releases, guidance documents, advisories and information sheets that relate to COVID-19, to help public bodies and custodians meet their obligations and to keep Yukoners informed. 

These documents can be found throughout this website, in sections most relevant to the subject matter. However, they have also been placed here, for ease of location when searching for all COVID19-related materials issued from this office.

Below you will find some resources and news releases related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2, 2021

May 26, 2021

May 19, 2021

August 6, 2020

May 11, 2020

May 7, 2020

April 23, 2020


April 16, 2020


April 8, 2020


March 23, 2020


March 18, 2020

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