The DCCC is currently receiving a high volume of inquiries and we are doing our best to update this page and all resources on a regular basis. Thank you for your patience. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to call us at (867) 993-5274 - as we may have the answer and not had the chance to update the page yet.
Dawson City Business Community Meetings
Information Session Series - Dawson City Business Owners & The impact of COVID-19
Weekly Meetings - Thursdays 12pm
We are holding weekly meetings during the crisis so that local businesses may have a platform to voice their concerns regarding the impact of COVID19. Meetings will take place on Thursdays at 12pm PST - unless there is a scheduled update from the CMOH (in which case the meeting will be postponed to 2pm).
Open Discussion: Dawson City Hotel Owners and the impact of COVID-19
On April 2nd, the DCCC held a meeting for Dawson hotel owners to share their experiences and questions in regards to navigating this crisis. With input and information from the KVA and KPMA, the aim of this meeting was to start a conversation between members of this sector of our regional economy to support each other and share ideas.
Read Minutes Here
COVID-19 Relief Funding Updates
Yukon Government - Business Relief Program
Yukon businesses impacted by COVID-19 will receive funding from the Government of Yukon to cover fixed business costs, including rent, utilities and business insurance.
To view the application, click here.
Yukon Government - Temporary Support for Events Funding Program
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
The CERB is now accepting applications: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
TIAY Relief Funding Info Guide
The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIAY) has provided an extensive "How-To" guide with all available funding for Yukon businesses. This guide is updated almost daily, so check back often for changes if you need. Thank you to the TIAY for this very useful resource!
Useful Contact Numbers
Many members of the community have raised concerns about visitors to the territory. If you have any questions about enforcement measures or need to report a possible infraction of CEMA order:
email email@example.com; or
phone toll free 1-877-374-0425
*information sourced from the Yukon Government website*
*CEMA is the Civil Emergency Measures Act*
For Yukoners: 1 (877) 631-2657 *Callers must dial in with an 867 number.
Canada Revenue Agency
Individuals: 1 (866) 426-1527
Yukon Businesses: 1 (866) 841-1876
DCCC COVID-19 Update Newsletters
If you wish to be included in the newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More Resources for Your Business
Yukon Chamber of Commerce Resource Page
Big thank you to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce for sharing information with the membership as well as their very helpful resource page. Did you know that when you become a member of the DCCC, your business automatically benefits from Yukon Chamber of Commerce membership? Thank you, YCC!
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Business Resilience Network
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery.
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon COVID-19 Impacts & Updates Page
For almost 50 years, TIA Yukon has served as Yukon’s tourism industry’s advocacy organization. This page offers regular news updates and a weekly survey to gather valuable data to understand the impacts and advocate for support.
The TIAY page also includes useful resources such as:
- Accommodations Best Practices for Guests
- Accommodations Best Practices for Businesses
- EI benefits guide
- Bank Contacts Yukon
- COVID-19 Information for Take-out and Delivery of Food
- COVID-19 Health and safety in the workplace
- Self-Isolation Poster
- Social Distancing Poster
- General Symptoms and Testing Sign
- 2020 03 17 GNWT isolation information sheet
- 2020 03 17 GNWT International Visitors Advisory Handout For Tour and Hotel Operators
- 2020 03 17 GNWT covid-19-self-monitoring-handout
America Outdoors Resource Page
America Outdoors is an American outfitters association, so please keep in mind some of the funding, financial and legislation links/resources may not apply to your business, however, they do offer many useful links, such as:
- Q&A Follow the Numbers: Tactics & Action Steps for the Next 90 Days, Swan Mountain Consulting, posted April 14, 2020
- Template to Calculate COVID-19 Financial Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020
- Pandemic Action Plan Including Scenario Planning, Swan Mountain Consulting,updated March 25, 2020
- Expenses to Cut in Response to Covid-19 Impact, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Action Steps to Take Immediately in Response to Covid-19, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Sample Employee Communiqué in Response to Covid-19 , Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
- Sample Client Communiqué in Response to Covid-19, Swan Mountain Consulting, updated March 25, 2020
Updated: July 15th, 2020
Here you will find a list of surveys created by various organizations, associations and government departments. Please take a moment to fill these out. These surveys are created so we can get a sense of what your business needs, and your answers will directly help shape the initiatives and funding made available to the business community.
Yukon Government Survey – Economic Impacts of COVID-19
What are we doing?
As part of our efforts to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Yukon economy, the Department of Economic Development is undertaking monthly business surveys. The information collected will inform Yukon government’s responses to COVID-19. We are inviting you to participate in this study. The results will be used, along with other economic data, to help guide Yukon government responses to COVID-19 and to inform Government of Yukon’s discussions with the federal government. We understand that Yukon business owners are experiencing high levels of stress and uncertainty at this time. Economic Development is working with local industry organizations who are already surveying their members to see if we can integrate that information as well. Still, we are asking as many Yukon businesses as possible to participate in this survey.
We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that all responses are confidential. No information that could be used to identify you or your business will be shared. The Department of Economic Development has contracted DataPath Systems to conduct the survey. All data collected (excluding any personal identifiers) will be held and analyzed by Government of Yukon. DataPath Systems is full-service market research company. All research practices meet the Canadian research standards from the Canadian Research Insights Council.
In preparation for the surveys, we ask you to take a moment to register today and provide basic monthly baseline data on your business from last year for the period of March through October of 2019 (note – NOT 2020).
Each business participating will be asked for their gross monthly revenue, gross fixed costs and number of employees. For businesses in certain sectors, such as accommodations, there may be one or two additional questions.
Subsequently, you will receive follow-up surveys on the first of the month for April, May, and June that ask for the figures for the previous month.
You may create a separate sign-in for up to three businesses you own provided they operate separately. Below is the link to sign-up.
We encourage you to take the time to participate in these efforts to address COVID-19 economic impacts here in Yukon. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Malcolm Taggart, Senior Economic Research Analyst, Department of Economic Development at email@example.com or (867) 332-2920.
DEEPER INSIGHT AND ANALYSIS FROM THE CANADIAN SURVEY ON BUSINESS CONDITIONS
As part of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to better understand what Canadian businesses are experiencing during COVID-19, they have partnered with Deloitte Canada to develop deeper insight and analysis into the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC). Deloitte Canada’s research is here:
Second Survey With Statistics Canada Shows Businesses Adapting To Distinct New “Paradoxical” Phase Of COVID-19
The second wave of the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), a joint effort between the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada, provides new insights into the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses. The second survey data shows businesses are adapting to a distinctly new, paradoxical phase of the pandemic, where businesses reopen because they can no longer afford to remain closed, but struggle to break even while paying for pre-COVID level costs with significantly reduced revenues. Read more here:
"Improvise, Adapt, Overcome."
How has your business adapted to the current crisis?
The DCCC is gathering stories and information about ways local businesses have been adapting their operations to overcome the new challenges we are facing.
As they say, it takes a village – so, we would like to hear from you!
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or share your stories on social media via private message to the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce or Shop Dawson on Facebook.
Mass Gathering Recommendations
Mass gathering guidelines (Government of Canada)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA)
Pandemic preparedness for business (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Webinars for Businesses Coping with COVID-19
Mental Health for Business Owners
We are currently compiling mental health resources for business owners - check back for updates!
In a recent survey by Sun Life, over half (56%) of Canadians surveyed said COVID-19 is negatively impacting their mental health. Join this discussion to learn how to develop and maintain a positive mental health environment in your organization.
Residents of Canada
Following information from Yukon.ca
September 2, 2020: COVID-19 update
Please note that testing dates in the Respiratory Assessment Centre have been updated.
The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 cases and recoveries
As of today, September 2, at 2 p.m., the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 15. Everyone has recovered. We have tested 2,643 people.
Respiratory Assessment Centre
From Wednesday, August 26, to Tuesday, September 1, we tested 109 people at the Respiratory Assessment Centre in Whitehorse.
Yukon Business Relief Program
This Yukon Business Relief Program will continue in partnership with CanNor’s Northern Business Relief Fund. Businesses can apply for support for both or either of these programs through the Government of Yukon.
Community Wellbeing Survey
The territory-wide Community Wellbeing Survey is closing on September 6. The results of the survey will provide a territory-wide snapshot of Yukoners’ wellbeing and generate needed data to support informed decision making. The COVID-specific questions at the start of the survey will be used to inform next steps in the pandemic response. Visit yukon.ca for more information.
International border reminder
This section has been updated to clarify when Yukoners are required to self-solate..
Yukoners are reminded that if you choose to go past the Canadian border station at Fraser or Beaver Creek, you must be aware of the federal rules for re-entering Canada at the time of your departure. If you cross into Alaska, you will be subject to these federal rules, which include a mandatory 14-day quarantine. These rules are applied equally at all official border crossings (and points of international arrivals) across Canada, and you must follow the directions given to you by the CBSA and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The federal requirements are separate from our own territorial border measures. For example, as a Yukoner, you are required to self-isolate if you've travelled outside of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut.
For more information:
Yukoners encouraged to remain vigilant
Although there are no confirmed active cases in the territory, Yukoners are encouraged to remain vigilant and continue following the Safe Six:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
- Stay home if you're feeling sick.
- Remember to keep two metres (six feet) between yourself and people who are not in your social bubble.
- Limit travel to rural communities and be respectful when you’re there.
- Self-isolate if you’ve:
- just returned to Yukon and have been outside of British Columbia, Nunavut or Northwest Territories in the last 14 days; or
- been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Government of Yukon has received 726 complaints:
- Failure to self-isolate: 401
- Social gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 22
- Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 283
- Businesses failing to comply with Orders: 7
- Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 11
- Other: 2
There have been six charges laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).
A total of 40,070 travellers have come into Yukon:
- Resident travellers: 7,710
- BC residents: 6,375
- NWT residents: 194
- Other approved jurisdictions (Nunavut): 518
- Non-residents outside of BC, the NWT and Nunavut staying: 8,562
- Non-residents transiting: 16,673
- Other: 38
- Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 243
July 1, 2020, travel update for residents of Canada
All residents of Canada can travel into Yukon as of July, 1, 2020. However, some residents of Canada will have to self-isolate in Whitehorse when they arrive in the territory.
While travelling in Yukon remember to practise the 6 steps to staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our CEMA enforcement officers decide who can enter Yukon based on the information the traveller provides.
Who does not need to self-isolate when they arrive in Yukon?
- Critical workers
- Residents of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Nunavut as long as they:
- can prove they’re a resident of 1 of those 4 jurisdictions by showing valid identification; and
- complete a declaration to confirm they have not travelled outside of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut in the 14 days before they enter Yukon.
Minor children travelling with their parents do not need to show proof of residency. If an outbreak occurs, we can change or revoke these self-isolation exemption measures.
Who has to self-isolate in Whitehorse?
- All residents of Canada who do not live in Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut.
- Residents of Yukon living in Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut.
- Residents of British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut who've travelled outside out these 3 regions and Yukon in the 14 days before arriving in Yukon.
- Residents of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut, who fly into Yukon on a flight that has a stopover outside of these 4 regions.
If you're a Yukoner living outside of Whitehorse
Yukoners living in communities outside Whitehorse who’ve travelled outside Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut can self-isolate in their home communities.
If you have to self-isolate, you may be eligible for an alternative self-isolation plan.
Where can you self-isolate in Whitehorse?
You’re responsible for covering the cost of your self-isolation accommodation. You cannot self-isolate at a Government of Yukon campground, but you can self-isolate in a hotel or similar accommodation. Email us and we can help you to figure out your self-isolation plan: email@example.com.
Non-essential travel to or through Yukon
Yukon is not open to tourists from outside Canada. Americans in transit to or from Alaska must complete their travel through Yukon within 24 hours.