November 17 COVID-19 Update – 17:09 – public health notification 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 Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed a new case of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 25 cases.

This additional case is linked to a previous case. The case investigation is underway and Yukon Communicable Disease Control has reached most of the contacts. An additional public exposure notice has been identified.

Anyone who has been at any of the following locations and who develops symptoms should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse, or contact the community health centre in their community and say they were in these places.

Listers Motor Sports, Whitehorse, between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, November 10
A&W restaurant, Whitehorse, between 3 p.m and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 8
Save-On-Foods, Whitehorse, before 1 p.m. on Friday, November 6

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