CAFN COVID-19 Planning and Response: Bulletin 20

CAFN COVID-19 Planning and Response: Bulletin 20

As of March 1, 2021, nearly 11,000 Yukoners have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 3,000 have received their second dose.  In Whitehorse, people ages 18+ can now book for their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and people ages 60+ can book for their second dose.

Last month, Team Togo (Yukon’s mobile vaccine clinic) delivered 647 doses to the community of Haines Junction and CAFN Citizens.  Booking availability for the 2nd dose clinic in Haines Junction opens this week at Yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot.

The more people who choose to get the vaccine, the better we can protect ourselves and our loved ones, especially the Elders and most vulnerable, and the sooner COVID-19 pandemic measures will end.  It is dän k’e (our way) to take care of one another and to protect our community.

People who live in Haines Junction, Canyon, Champagne and Takhini River Subdivision can still book your first dose during the March clinic.  A third clinic is expected to be confirmed. 

People who are signed up with CAFN’s Robocall system will be notified when bookings are open.

For more information or to book your appointment please visit:
Yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot or phone 1-877 374-0425.

Whitehorse Vaccine Clinic at Yukon Convention Centre:Dakwäkäda Vaccine Clinic at Da Kų Cultural Centre:
All ages 18+ March 8 – 20, Monday to Saturday, 8:15 am – 7:30 pm Ages 60+ second dose Mar 1 – 3, 8:15 am – 7:30 pmFor residents of Haines Junction, Canyon, Champagne, Takhini River Subdivision March 10 (12:00 – 8:00 pm)March 11 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
For help with rides to vaccines or booking vaccine appointments:

please phone our Community Wellness team at (867) 634-4200 or (867) 456-6888 ext 211,
OR talk to your regular CAFN Community Wellness support person

Our CAFN team cannot provide medical advice, but we can help make sure you have access to info provided by Yukon gov’t.
Robocall System
CAFN now has an automated phone and text message system. This tool delivers important information to Citizens quickly. To sign up and receive Robocall messages, please visit: cafn.ca/new-robocall-system.  After you begin to receive messages, you can also “unsubscribe” at any time.  We are currently testing the system and look forward to beginning regular use soon. 
Updated Safety Measures at CAFN
Kwätsi Dän (We Work):  STEP 3 Recovery

As of February 15, 2021 Council agreed to the following COVID-19 safety measures at CAFN:
– Continue practicing the Safe 6 + 1.
– CAFN offices remain closed to the public.
– Masks are required in all CAFN common areas.
– Up to 50% staff may work in CAFN offices, with priority to staff who provide essential services.
– Limit travel to communities. 
– Enhanced cleaning measures continue in all CAFN spaces.
– The Youth Centre is now open.
– The Shawkwunlee Daycare continues to operate.
– Organized outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted, with physical distancing in place.
– Organized indoor gatherings are restricted to 10 or fewer people.
– Language immersion classes may be held in-person at Da Kų with COVID-19 restrictions.
– Da Kų Cultural Centre and community halls are closed to the public, and may be used for CAFN programming.
– Bus Services continue with small numbers, family bubbles and safe spacing.

What is the status of COVID-19 in the Yukon?  Please visit Yukon.ca

What is the status of COVID-19 in Canada?  Please visit Canada.ca

Council of Yukon First Nations COVID-19 information hub: CYFN.ca/covid-19