COVID-19 Dashboard

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River, Yukon

Yukon: 75
Ross River: 0

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Ross River:
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Yukon: 87%
Ross River: 64%

Yukon: 84%
Ross River: 54%

Community Updates
Ross River, YT

Today's COVID-19
Risk Level

LEVEL 4: HIGH RISK
  • Level 4 indicates there are currently no active cases in Ross River, however the risk of transmission is still 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
  • Essential travel only (i.e. medical)
  • Checkpoint (COVID-19 Safety Stop) is currently on standby
  • Dena General Store is allowing up to 6 customers in the store at one time. Pick-up and delivery services also available. Call 969-2280 to place an order.
  • Tu-Lidlini Petroleum hours reduced 10-3. 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.

October 18 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19

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October 12 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 there is now one confirmed case

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October 8 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 there are no active cases of COVID-19 in Ross

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September 17 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19

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September 10 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 the number of active cases in

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October 18 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19

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October 12 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises all community members that as of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 there is now one confirmed case

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October 8 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 there are no active cases of COVID-19 in Ross

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September 17 COVID-19 Update

Current COVID-19 Situation in Ross River Ross River Dena Council advises that as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19

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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.

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

This 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

September 7, 2021 COVID-19 update with Premier Sandy Silver and the Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott.