Yukon top doctor changes travel recommendations for residents returning home

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Yukoners are no longer being asked to reduce contacts for the three- to five-day period following travel previously included in the holiday guidelines.

Instead, Dr. Catherine Elliott, the acting chief medical officer of health, recommends Yukoners who are returning from domestic travel monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and self-isolate when they are sick.

The territory said in a news release Tuesday evening that the change is to reflect that “COVID-19 activity [is] similar in the Yukon to that outside the territory.”

That said, people are still advised to avoid non-essential travel.

“The rapid rise of Omicron in the territory, across the country and around the world, makes it unwise to travel

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