December 2 COVID-19 Update – 3 New Cases in Whitehorse

Source: Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Government of Yukon

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: 

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches

The Government of Yukon encourages Yukoners to remain calm and continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1 (wear a mask).