COVID-19 and office operations

Our office continues to provide all services as set out in our mandates.

With the continued presence of COVID-19 in our community, our office continues to encourage the wearing of masks by all visitors to our office. If you do not have a mask, our office can provide you with a disposable one.

Please see our Contact Us page for ways to reach us.

Last updated January 20, 2023.

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


On January 16, 2023, following a recommendation from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Government of Yukon announced that it has lifted the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 under the Public Health and Safety Act. In its announcement, the government noted that it continues to encourage Yukoners to take steps to stay well, including staying up-to-date with vaccinations and staying home if they feel sick.

The Yukon's Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner (PIDC), Jason Pedlar, continues to monitor the evolving situation in the territory and elsewhere, in order to provide services and advice in all his roles.

In particular, as IPC, Pedlar is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) and the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA), which both remain in effect. His responsibilities also include promoting compliance with these laws and informing the public about their rights. Since 2020, our office 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