Yukon top doc, pediatrician to give COVID-19 update

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Yukon doctors are set to give a COVID-19 update on Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.

Dr. Catherine Elliott, acting chief medical officer of health, will give the update along with Yukon pediatrician and president of the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Katharine Smart.

On Tuesday, officials announced that staff and children of child care and early learning programs in Yukon will no longer need to report positive COVID-19 cases starting Wednesday.

It’s a similar move to the direction Yukon schools took earlier this month, where parents, students and staff no longer need to inform schools if they tested positive for COVID-19. Instead, schools only need to know of an absence due to illness. 

The Yukon Communicable

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