Kwätsi Dän (We Work) 2022 – CAFN’s COVID-19 plan

Kwätsi Dän (We Work) 2022 – CAFN’s COVID-19 plan

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and evolves, we recognize we must update our approach to serving our people and running our government, recognizing that the world will continue to live with COVID-19 for months or years to come.

In January 2022, the CAFN Council updated our COVID response plan – Kwätsi Dän (we work).  The 2022 Kwätsi Dän plan is flexible and takes a longer-term view of recovery and living with COVID-19.  Please click here for a copy of Kwätsi Dän (We Work) 2022.

Our central goal is to keep Citizens and staff safe while delivering programs and services as effectively and efficiently as possible. We continue to closely monitor COVID-19, so if we see increased risk to our communities or operations, we will be ready to respond.  We have learned many lessons through our pandemic experiences so far, and they will help inform our response as we move forward.

A key change is the way we will assess COVID-19 risks and identify the best tools to respond. Going forward we are using a rating system that moves between red, orange, yellow and green levels (similar to the forest fire danger metre).

Practicing the Safe 6 + 1 continues to be very effective to slow the spread of COVID-19 and remains critical to the success of our response:

CAFN’s Safe 6 + 1

  1. Stay home when sick, get tested and self-isolate when required.
  2. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  3. Respect others by keeping a safe distance – one moose apart.
  4. Gather safely: avoid the 3 Cs (crowded places, closed spaces and close contact).
  5. Travel respectfully by following local guidance and respecting the rules of each business.
  6. Keep your space clean and open windows to improve air flow.

+1 Wear a mask

Nda sägǟl yè dän ghātsʼungwät äyèt kwäka Dádän shäwghāduchʼe ni.  Iʼm getting the medicine needle because I care about our people.

Making sure COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in our community is central to our response and recovery.

Dän K’e – Our Way

Measures in our Kwätsi Dän plan build on public health recommendations by the governments of Yukon and Canada, but CAFN will also take our own unique approaches whenever needed to best meet the needs of our communities and dän (people). As dän shawthän (good people) we live our lives and help each other in times of need based on Dän K’e – Our Way.  This is central to who we are as Shadhäla Äshèyi yè Kwädän (CAFN people). This means that every decision and action we take is guided by:

  • respect,
  • love,
  • caring,
  • connection,
  • responsibility for our families and each other; and
  • helping those who need it most.

This is what makes our COVID-19 response unique and strong.

DÚCH’Į SHĮ – We are always going to be prepared to do what we must do to ensure the safety of our people.  We must remain vigilant, safe and smart.