Yukon’s chief medical officer of health declares public health emergency

Chris MacIntyreAt a media update this morning, Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley accompanied by Premier Sandy Silver declared a public health emergency.The declaration comes after events around Yukon have been canceled and a social distancing rule came in affect.New public health measures include the suspension of all classes until after April 15; all public recreation facilities will remain closed after Wednesday; and all three Yukon hospitals will be closed with limited exception.This declaration gives the chief medical officer the ability to ensure safety of Yukoners with a fast response in this evolving situation. 

Reporter / Whitehorse

Chris was born in Toronto but has lived all over Canada. He moved to the Yukon in 2009 where he lived and worked in Dawson City. Chris’s background is in radio broadcasting and he has worked with CFYT 106.9, CBC Yukon, and CHON FM as a host and show producer. Chris joined APTN News in May.