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COVID-19 Community Update
Council would like to assure you that Council and Staff have taken the necessary steps to ensure that the safe provision of primary municipal services will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find some of the steps we have taken to mitigate the risk of virus transmission while maintaining essential operations.
The Village is in daily contact with senior government and health officials to ensure that the information we have is the most current. We encourage you to use the website links we have posted on our website when you are looking for information regarding COVID-19 and for updates on our services.
It is extremely important that we follow Yukon government medical advice. Please maintain your social distancing, stop all non-essential travel, and do not gather in groups of more than 10 people. It is only with everyone’s cooperation that we will defeat this virus.
Notice of Postponement of By-election
Please be advised that the Village of Haines Junction By-election will be postponed until the emergency in the Yukon has been lifted and the Yukon Government has been able to ease the restrictions in place that could affect the administration of the election process.
Remote Access to Council Meetings
In order to comply with territorial regulations to reduce the risk of virus transmission, the public is invited to attend Council Meetings remotely through Zoom. Access is available either via internet or via phone. Instructions will be posted online before each meeting or you can call the Village Office for details.
Please note that participants will be automatically muted and the video function will not be enabled. The Village is still investigating options to allow full public participation remotely and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Council Chambers will not be open to the public. If you are unable to access a phone or the internet, please contact the Village to discuss arranging remote access.
Landfill and Recycling Centre
The Village has received approval from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer to operate the Haines Junction Recycling Centre according pdf to the amended procedures outlined here (192 KB) .
We ask that all Recycling Centre users follow these procedures. Thank you for respecting our staff and keeping our community safe!
In order to comply with territorial regulations to reduce the risk of virus transmission, please be advised that all Village recreational facilities will be closed to the public. This includes the Bill Brewster Arena and Mezzanine and the St. Elias Centre Grand Hall and Atrium.
The Village of Haines Junction is continuing to maintain regular office hours. In order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community, we are requesting that contact with the Village be made via phone or email. If you must come to the office, please ensure that you keep the recommended distance of 2 metres / 6 feet from staff and fellow citizens.
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