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 there is at least one case of COVID-19 in Ross River and has issued an Exposure Notice for parents, guardians, students and staff at Ross River School.

The Exposure Notice reads as follows:

  • “Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) has been made aware of a positive case of COVID-19 affecting all students and staff in attendance January 5th, 6th and 7th, 2022. 
  • Staff and students have been identified as close contacts of COVID-19.
  • If you are a member of the staff or a student who attended Ross River School January 5-7, 2022: 
    • Self-isolate until January 14 inclusive, and self-monitor for symptoms through January 21, if you are not fully immunized against COVID-19 as described below or if you are immunized but have moderate to severe immunosuppression
    • Self-monitor for symptoms through January 21 if you are not moderately to severely immunosuppressed due to illness or medication, you’d need to have had: 
      • 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with the second dose received within the last 6 months and at least 14 days before the contact; OR 
      • 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the contact; OR 
      • diagnosed with lab confirmed COVID-19 in the last 90 days. 
  • It is very important that if any symptoms develop, no matter how mild, you do not go to work or school and follow current guidance on Yukon.ca.”

Council is expecting further updates on Wednesday regarding the number of active cases in the community. This information was not available as of 5:00 p.m. however the release of an Exposure Notice by YCDC is confirmation that COVID-19 has indeed returned to our community. 

Any community members who may be showing symptoms and would like an antigen rapid test delivered to your door, please call the Ross River COVID-19 Support Line at (867) 747-0099 and provide your name, address, phone number and your preferred time for delivery (i.e. morning, afternoon, evening).

The Ross River COVID-19 Support Line is monitored by Ross River Dena Council’s COVID-19 Action Plan Working Group and is in place to support community members with COVID-19 related questions and/or anyone who may need assistance while self-isolating.

Thank you, 

Ross River Dena Council