Staffing challenges drive temporary closures of two Health Centres in rural Yukon

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By Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In one of the first closures of the pandemic period, the community health centres of Carcross and Teslin moved to emergency services only this week.
Originally, Carcross was slated for two days of emergencies only, then on Tuesday that was extended to Friday. For the last three days of the week, Teslin also closed its doors except for emergency services. Both centres are expected to resume services on Monday Feb. 21.
Both communities are home to about 500 residents each – Teslin’s Health Centre covers people from Johnson’s Crossing, and Carcross looks after people in Tagish as well...continued.

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