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CAFN COVID-19 EXPOSURE NOTICE

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is aware of COVID-19 exposures among people:

  • who attended the funeral at Klukshu on November 6-7, 2021,
  • who attend or work at St. Elias Community School, or
  • who attend a Whitehorse school or other location currently under an exposure notice.

At this time, it is very important for every individual to take action to protect themselves and everyone else.

This means:

  • Self-isolate if required and follow all instructions of Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) or Yukon health staff.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms.
  • YCDC guidance for Nov 6-7 funeral at Klukshu – if you were at the funeral and are double immunized (prior to October 23) please self-monitor to midnight on November 20.  Anyone who isn’t fully vaccinated should isolate until midnight on November 16 and self-monitor until midnight on November 20th.


While isolating or self-monitoring, if you have any symptoms, please get tested by Yukon Health Clinic staff, no matter how mild the symptoms are.

If you feel sick in any way, please:

  • stay home,
  • self-isolate, and
  • get tested.

Not sure if you have symptoms? Use the online self-assessment at https://service.yukon.ca/en/covid-19-self-assessment/

For testing in Whitehorse:

  • Call the COVID Testing and Assessment Center (CTAC) at 867-393-3083 or book a test online (https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en )
  • Drive-thru testing, no appointment necessary, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 7 days a week at 91628 Alaska Highway (Centennial Motors) in the wash bay.

If you live in Dakwäkäda/Haines Junction, please call the Health Center at 867-634-4444 to book an appointment.

IMPORTANT:  Anyone with symptoms must be tested by Yukon health staff as noted above.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

·   Fever   ·   Chills  ·   Cough  ·   Shortness of breath  ·   Runny nose

·   Sore throat  ·   Headache  ·   Loss of sense of taste or smell ·   Fatigue

·   Loss of appetite  ·   Nausea and vomiting  ·   Diarrhea  ·   Muscle aches

CAFN COVID-19 TESTING OPPORTUNITIES

CAFN is making COVID-19 rapid testing available for Citizens and community members who DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS and may have been exposed to COVID-19 recently.

Testing is available to:

  • CAFN Citizens who attended the November 5 funeral in Champagne and the November 7 funeral at Klukshu;
  • CAFN Citizens and their household contacts impacted by a school exposure notice;
  • CAFN Citizens, staff and their immediate household contacts in Whitehorse;
  • In keeping with tradition, test kits are also available to people who worked for the family at the potlatches.

NOTE: People who have been directed to isolate are not eligible to be tested and should remain in isolation and follow the instructions given by YCDC.

Tests will be available:

Dakwäkäda/Haines Junction/ Tthe Yanlin/Canyon:

  • Wed Nov 10 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Da Kų Cultural Centre
  • Thur Nov 11 from 9am to 10:45am at Da Kų Cultural Centre
  • Fri Nov 12 from 3-5pm at Da Ku Cultural Centre

Takhini/Shadhala/Champagne

  • Thur Nov 11 from noon to 3pm at Takhini Hall

 Kwanlin/Whitehorse

Fri Nov 12 self-test kit pick-up 10am to 1pm at CAFN Whitehorse

& from 1-8 p.m. at Hummingbird Mobile Health, 510 Wood St.

Testing is offered by CAFN, Hummingbird Mobile Health & thru take-home self-test kits provided by CAFN.

For video instructions on how to self-test, please go to: One Yukon  

Questions?  Need help to access a test? 

Please call Sharmane at 634-5359 or Kari at 867-335-0440 for support.

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