To our Community;

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the KPMA will be publishing our weekly membership newsletters on this website to better share some of the information and initiatives we are taking. This posting is not a complete newsletter, please contact the office if you are interested in becoming a member.

Another week in the north with more snow and cold temperatures and more and more daylight every day. We’re slowly getting closer to sluicing temperatures and more folks are headed to their summer homes on the creeks.

There have been some updates related to Covid-19 (look at Yukon.ca/Covid-19 for all the most recent and accurate information), of particular note this week a reminder of current self-isolation requirements.

As noted in the updated Notice to Miners, ALL persons travelling to the territory are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the Yukon “in a place other than a mine or camp”. This includes anyone returning to the Yukon by road or air. At your point of entry, every traveller must complete a signed declaration (completed at the border) and review it with an enforcement officer. These declarations state where you will be self-isolating and your travel plans within YT.

In anticipation of these questions, the KPMA has created some tools for our membership to use in planning for a safe and responsible 2020 mining season. Contact me for more info or with questions and I’ll do my best to help you. We have been in touch with several locally owned businesses that are offering accommodation and supply options to help make it easy for you to do the right thing, ask me for a list.

We’re working hard on being proactive and creative, trying to find solutions that will work for the whole industry to the benefit of all Yukoners, by keeping our Territory healthy and safe. We believe that placer mining can safely occur during the Covid-19 response period, and that keeping responsible mining operations running will be a key part of Yukon’s economic success during the recovery period.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter long weekend. Take care,

Brooke Rudolph
Executive Director
KPMA

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