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.
- 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
- Thur Nov 11 from noon to 3pm at Takhini Hall
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.