Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirms one new case of COVID-19 today, bringing the territory’s total to 50 cases. There are currently 20 active cases in Yukon.
Case 48 and 49 from Tuesday, December 1, are linked to a previous case.
Case 50 from Wednesday, December 2, is in Whitehorse and is currently under investigation.
Public exposure notifications are being issued for:
- Winter Long Brewing Co.
- Friday, November 27 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill
- Wednesday, November 25 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
If you are experiencing any symptoms and have been at these locations, call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse at 867-393-3083 to arrange for testing. Or drop in at the drive-thru testing centre located at Centennial Motors on the Alaska Highway across from the airport.
You can also contact your rural community health centre.
Due to a high volume of calls, you may be required to leave a number where you can be contacted. The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre staff will return your call. If you do not receive a call within 24 hours, please call back.
If you are waiting for a test result you must self-isolate until you receive your result.
If you were in contact with anyone who was at a location listed above, you are a secondary contact. In this situation, we ask that you monitor yourself for symptoms but you do not need to self-isolate.
If you are not notified and do not have symptoms, you may continue your usual daily activities, while following the Safe 6 plus 1 (wear a mask).
Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms, is asked to self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches
The Government of Yukon encourages Yukoners to remain calm and continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1 (wear a mask).