WHITEHORSE — Yukon's government has extended its COVID-19 relief program for businesses through to March.
Economic Development Minister Ranj Pillai says the program has also been updated to expand eligibility and help businesses with a broader list of fixed costs.
The government says in a statement territorial businesses that experience a deficit between Aug. 1 and March 31 are eligible to apply, including home-based businesses.
The statement says the pandemic created unprecedented challenges for Yukon businesses.
Businesses that apply for help have to indicate they are operating at a deficit.
Other Yukon programs to help with the downturn caused by the pandemic include a paid sick-leave rebate and the Yukon Essential Workers Income Support Program.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 24, 2020.
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