December 8 COVID-19 Update

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.

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of today, December 8, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 58.  Forty-seven people have recovered, one person has died and there are currently 10 active cases. We have tested 5,607 people.

Guidelines for visitors

Visitors from outside the territory must isolate for 14 days in Whitehorse, unless they are a Yukon resident with a home outside the city or are isolating with a Yukon family member who lives outside the city. Visitors who are isolating at a shared location with others must follow specific guidelines which can be found here:…

Contact information at bars and restaurants

Patrons are now required to provide contact information at bars and restaurants to support contact tracing. Information is only meant for use by Yukon Communicable Disease Control health officials when required, and will be stored and disposed of within 30 days.

Mandatory masks

Mandatory masks rules came into affect for all public indoor spaces on December 1. Adherence to mask wearing and public feedback is being monitored and public education and compliance measures will be developed as needed. By wearing masks and following the Safe 6, Yukoners will have the greatest impact on limiting the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre

From Monday, November 30, to Sunday, December 6, we tested 282 people at the testing centre and drive-thru testing locations in Whitehorse.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,130 complaints as of December 7:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 655
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 30
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 403
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 11
  • Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 18
  • Failure to wear a mask: 13

There have been a total of 26 people charged, and 21 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

A total of 64,676 travellers have come into Yukon:

  • Resident travellers: 17,163
  • BC residents: 15,221
  • NWT residents: 486
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 309
  • Non-residents staying: 10,573
  • Non-residents transiting: 20,825
  • Other: 99
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 350