November 12 COVID-19 Update – 13:16 – public health notifications issued for 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 Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott today confirmed a new case of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 24 cases since the first infection was announced on March 22, 2020.

The case investigation is underway and the Yukon Communicable Disease Centre has reached most of the contacts.

People who have been at the following locations and who have symptoms are asked to get tested.

  • Save-On-Foods, Whitehorse, before 1 p.m. on November 6
  • A&W restaurant, Whitehorse, between 3 to 6:30 p.m. on November 8

Anyone who was at these locations during these periods who develops symptoms should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse, or contact their nearest community health centre and state their connection to their notification.

We all contribute to a healthy community by continuing to follow the Safe 6, staying home and away from others when sick, keeping our hands clean and maintaining a respectful distance from others.

Anyone with symptoms, even mild, should seek testing and can use the self-assessment tool at as a guide or call 811.

The symptoms that can occur with COVID-19 are:  

  • 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