COVID-19 Dashboard

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River, Yukon
A) Case Count Info
B) Vaccination Info
A) Case Count Info

Yukon: 30
Ross River: 1*

Yukon: 4,318
Ross River:
 58*

* Does not include PPC (Presumptive Positive Cases) reported to RRDC by community members who received a positive result following an Antigen Rapid Test. These self-tests are not administered by the Government of Yukon therefore they do not appear in YG case counts.

B) Vaccination Info

Yukon: 89%
Ross River: 65%

Yukon: 85%
Ross River: 61%

Yukon: 54%
Ross River: 22%

* Does not include PPC (Presumptive Positive Cases) reported to RRDC by community members who received a positive result following an Antigen Rapid Test. These self-tests are not administered by the Government of Yukon therefore they do not appear in YG case counts.

Community Updates
Ross River, YT

Today's COVID-19
Risk Level

LEVEL 5: EXTREME RISK
  • Level 5 indicates that there is at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ross River and/or the risk of transmission in rural Yukon is extremely high. 
  • Risk is elevated due to current vaccination rates, the territorial case count is above 20 and there are possible cases and/or exposures in neighbouring communities.
  • Community-level safety measures are now in place to help mitigate the risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ross River.
Current Safety Measures
  • Wear a mask while in Ross River.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Stay at least six feet apart.
  • Do not participate in gatherings.
  • Do not visit with others.
  • Self-isolate after travel if unvaccinated.
  • RRDC Offices are closed to the public until further notice. 
  • RRDC staff is working from home until further notice.
  • Essential travel only (i.e. medical).
  • Checkpoint (COVID-19 Safety Stop) is currently on standby.
  • Dena General Store is now allowing up to six shoppers at a time, however this will be returning to curbside pick-up and delivery only if cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in the community. Please shop with care, or call to place an order for pickup or delivery at (867) 969-2280.
  • Tu-Lidlini Petroleum hours reduced 11-2. Using cardlock is strongly encouraged.

Latest Announcements

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates for the community of Ross River, Yukon. These posts are also available in the Announcements section.

January 19 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19

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January 12 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19

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January 11 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. we are still waiting for the results

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January 9 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022 there are now multiple “presumptive” positive

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Information Kit
  1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Click here.
  2. What should I do if I have symptoms?
    • Self Isolate. If you are feeling symptoms, please self-isolate immediately.
    • Arrange for a Rapid Test. Call the Ross River COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099 to have a rapid test delivered to your door. You can also contact the Ross River Health Centre at (867) 969-4444 to arrange for a standard COVID-19 PCR test. 
    • Take the Test. Rapid tests are safe and really easy to use. Simply follow the instructions in the Self-Test Information Kit, and wait 15 minutes for your results.
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  • What do I do if I test positive? Click here.
  • How do I inform someone that they may have been exposed? Click here.
  1. I tested positive, so how long do I need to self-isolate? Click here.
  2. If I still feel sick at the end of my self-isolation period what should I do?
      • Yukon Communicable Disease Control advises you to remain in isolation until you are symptom free for a period of two days.
  3. Should I take a rapid test at the end of my self-isolation period to confirm that I am no longer infected?
      • There is currently no guidance on this in Yukon.
  4. How will I shop for groceries or get my mail?
      • Call the Dena General Store at (867) 969-2280 to place an order for delivery.
      • Make arrangements with a friend or family member to pick up your mail. 
  1. What happens if I came into contact with someone who tested positive? Click here.
  2. If my child, partner or someone I live with tests positive, and I have been exposed, do I need to self-isolate too? Click here.
Rapid Testing Program
  • COVID-19 is expected to return to Ross River in early 2022
  • Ross River Dena Council believes that routine, voluntary testing will help prevent transmission in our community.
  • Self-testing is safe and easy to do, and provides results in just 15 minutes.
  • Ross River Dena Council has received an initial order of rapid testing kits. Our first priority is to ensure frontline workers and community members who are experiencing symptoms can take a test right away.
  • As more tests arrive in Ross River the program will be expanded.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms and would like to take a test delivered to your door, please call the Ross River COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099. You will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and a preferred time for delivery (i.e. morning, afternoon, evening).
  • Ross River community members who experience minor symptoms and/or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to call the Ross River COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099 to arrange for the delivery of a rapid test kit to your door.
  • Please provide us with your name, address, phone number and preferred delivery time (i.e. morning, afternoon, evening).
  • A Self Test Information Kit is also available to assist you with your test. Download it here!
  • For everyone’s safety the driver will be placing the test kit at your door, knocking and stepping back. He/She will wait for you to pick up the kit. Please bring the kit inside right away. Rapid tests cannot freeze or they will be invalid, so please be ready for the delivery.

Your delivery includes: 

  • An Abbott PanBio Antigen Rapid Test;
  • Instructions on how to self-administer a rapid test;
  • A sign for your window indicating if someone in your household has tested positive (voluntary).

To watch a video on how to take the self-test, click here.

Travel Advisory Updates

Due to the recent outbreak, Council is asking travellers to please refrain from visiting Ross River at this time. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural Yukon.

Please do not travel to other communities at this time unless it is absolutely necessary (i.e. for medical reasons). To see the latest travel advisories issued by Yukon First Nations please visit the Council of Yukon First Nations website at www.cyfn.ca/covid-19. 

Community Outreach and Support Services

COVID-19 Risk Level Signs

COVID-19 Risk Level signs are located at the Dena General Store, the RRDC Administration Building and the COVID-19 Safety Stop.

COVID-19 Door Signs

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during periods of high risk. To request a laminated door sign call the COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099.

COVID-19 Door Signs

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during periods of high risk. To request a laminated door sign call the COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099.

Self-Isolation Support

Need assistance with Self-Isolation? We can help! Call the Ross River Support Line for more information.

COVID-19 Safety Stop

Our COVID-19 Safety Stop team provides updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Ross River and is collecting important information from visitors.

January 19 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19

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January 12 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Wednesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19

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January 11 COVID-19 Update (6 p.m.)

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Tuesday, January 11 at 5:05 p.m. the Government of Yukon has now confirmed

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January 11 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of Tuesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. we are still waiting for the results

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COVID-19 Info Board

Our COVID-19 Safety Stop team provides updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Ross River and is collecting important information from visitors.

COVID-19 Info Board

Our COVID-19 Safety Stop team provides updates on the current COVID-19 situation in Ross River and is collecting important information from visitors.

Dena General Store

Place an order for pick-up or delivery by calling (867) 969-2280 or send us an email by clicking the button below!
COVID-19 Risk Level Signs

Overview

Last summer Ross River Dena Council introduced new outdoor signs to help raise awareness of the COVID-19 risk at the community level. These colourful signs also communicate corresponding safety measures for RRDC Offices, the Dena General Store, and serve as the foundation for deploying additional safety measures, such as the COVID-19 Safety Stop.

Similar to forest fire risk levels, COVID-19 risk levels take into consideration local, regional and other environmental factors that can influence the overall risk to the community. Council considers factors such as vaccination rate, the number of cases in our community, the number of cases in neighbouring communities, the number of cases in the territory, and the overall vulnerability to high-risk behaviour.

COVID-19 Risk Level Signs are located at the RRDC Administration Building, Dena General Store and the COVID-19 Safety Stop.

Level 1 (New Normal) is in effect when there are no active cases in the community and no active cases in the Yukon.

  • RRDC Offices: Open / Safe 6+1
  • Dena General Store: Open / Safe 6+1
  • COVID-19 Safety Stop: Inactive
  • Gatherings: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Visiting Others: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Travel Advisory: Safe to travel to and from Ross River.

Level 2 (Low Risk) is in effect when there are no active cases in the Ross River and there are between 1-10 active cases in the Yukon.

  • RRDC Offices: Open / Safe 6+1
  • Dena General Store: Open / Safe 6+1
  • COVID-19 Safety Stop: Inactive
  • Gatherings: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Visiting Others: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Travel Advisory: Safe to travel to and from Ross River.

Level 3 (Medium Risk) is in effect when there are no active cases in Ross River, but there are between 11-20 active cases in the Yukon and one or more active cases in a neighbouring community (Watson Lake, Faro, Carmacks).

  • RRDC Offices: By Appointment Only
  • Dena General Store: Open / Safe 6+1
  • COVID-19 Safety Stop: Active or Inactive
  • Gatherings: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Visiting Others: Low Risk / Safe 6+1 Recommended 
  • Travel Advisory: Safe to travel to and from Ross River.

Level 4 (High Risk) is in effect when there are no active cases in Ross River, but more than 20 active cases in the Yukon and one or more active cases in a neighbouring community.

  • RRDC Offices: Closed to the Public
  • Dena General Store: Maximum 6 Customers
  • COVID-19 Safety Stop: Active (daily or weekly)
  • Gatherings: High Risk / Not Recommended 
  • Visiting Others: Hi Risk / Not Recommended 
  • Travel Advisory (Residents): Refrain from travelling to communities with active COVID-19 cases.
  • Travel Advisory (Visitors): Please refrain from travelling to Ross River. Travel should be for essential purposes only (i.e. medical reasons). 

Level 5 (Extreme Risk) is in effect when this is an active case in the community or if there are no active cases in the community but there are 50+ active cases in the Yukon.

  • RRDC Offices: Closed to the Public
  • Dena General Store: Closed to the Public (Pick-up / Delivery Services Only)
  • COVID-19 Safety Stop: Active – Daily or Periodic Outreach and Visitor Data Collection
  • Gatherings: Very High Risk. No gatherings at this time.
  • Visiting Others: Very High Risk / No visiting with others at this time.
  • Travel Advisory (Residents): Refrain from travelling to communities with active COVID-19 cases.
  • Travel Advisory (Visitors): Please do not travel to Ross River at this time. 
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Self Isolate. If you are feeling symptoms, please self-isolate immediately.
  2. Arrange for a Test. Contact the Ross River Health Centre at (867) 969-4444 to arrange for a COVID-19 test. The Health Centre is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and is closed on weekends. Dial ‘1’ to reach someone after hours.
  3. Wait for Test Results. Following your test, you must continue to self-isolate until the Health Centre informs you of the results.
  1. Make A Self-Isolation Plan. If you test positive it’s time to make the necessary arrangements to ensure you can self-isolate safely. If you are living with others, it will be important to communicate with them about the situation, and to determine if self-isolating at home would be a safe choice, or if another self-isolation option might be better for you. 
  2. Contact Your Support Team. It’s not much fun, but once you have tested positive, it’s important to seek assistance from others just in case you get sick. Your support team will include a nurse from the Health Centre who can answer medical questions and assist with your self-isolation plan. Another member of your team could be a family member or a friend who can assist with picking up groceries or mail. If you don’t have these options, you can always call the Ross River COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099 and we’d be happy to deliver groceries, pick up mail, and can assist with laundry or facilitating other tasks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ross River. We’re also here to answer any questions you may have about COVID-19 in the community.

Yes. As a safety precaution, Ross River Dena Council is asking everyone to please continue to:

  1. Wear a mask;
  2. Wash your hands;
  3. Stay at least six feet apart; 
  4. Do not participate in gatherings;
  5. Do not visit with others; and
  6. Self-isolate after travel if unvaccinated.
  1. Contact the Margaret Thomson Centre It is so important to find a path that works for you during this difficult time. Call the Margaret Thomson Centre at (867) 969-2722 to learn more about the mental wellness support services available at the community level, and to look at ways we can help you stay connected, stay supported and on track to achieving your mental wellness objectives. We’re here to help community members gain access to a full range of mental wellness services, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

  2. Need Help Right Now? To reach someone right away contact the LifeWorks Crisis Support Line at 1-844-751-2133 (open 24/7) or you can contact the Mental Health, Counselling and Crisis Support Line for Ross River, Pelly Crossing, Carmacks and Faro citizens by calling (867) 332-5468.
Other COVID-19 Dashboards
Government of Yukon Video Updates
Info

January 5, 2022 COVID-19 update with Premier Sandy Silver and the Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott.