December 4 COVID-19 Update – Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed

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 three new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the territory’s total to 54 cases. There are currently 12 active cases in Yukon.

  • Case 52 is in Whitehorse and is linked to a previous case.
  • Case 53 is in Whitehorse and is linked to travel outside Yukon.
  • Case 54 is in Whitehorse and under active investigation.

Exposure notices

People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were at one of the following locations:

  • Thursday, November 26 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer
    • The Whitehorse Liquor Store
  • Friday, November 27, 2020  
    • The Black Sabbath and Deep Purple Tribute concert at The Local Bar, 206 Jarvis Street, from 8:30 p.m. to closing.

One of the following flights:

  • Friday, November 27, 2020
    • AC 25 Calgary to Vancouver
      11:50 a.m. (MST)-12:15 p.m. (PST) 
    • AC 8887 Vancouver to Whitehorse
      1:35 p.m. (PST)-4:59 p.m. (MST)

People in Whitehorse with symptoms

Anyone in Whitehorse who is experiencing symptoms and has been at these locations should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 to arrange for testing. People can also drop in at the drive-thru testing centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Motors on the Alaska Highway across from the airport.

Due to a high volume of calls, people may be asked to leave a number where they can be contacted. The centre staff will return their call. Anyone not receiving a call within 24 hours should call back.

People in communities with symptoms

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

People who do not have symptoms

Anyone who does not have symptoms and is not notified by a health professional that they’re a contact of someone with COVID-19 may continue with their usual activities.

People waiting for test results

Anyone waiting for a test result must self-isolate until they receive their result.

Contacts of people at exposure locations

People who were in contact with anyone who was at a location listed above are a secondary contact. Secondary contacts should monitor themselves for symptoms but do not need to self-isolate.

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone in Yukon should follow the Safe 6 plus 1. The plus 1 means wear a mask in all indoor public places. Information about the Safe 6 is at:

COVID-19 symptoms reminder

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should self-isolate and arrange to be tested 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