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 has issued the following statement.
We have received confirmation that an employee of a daycare in Whitehorse has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is self-isolating and recovering well at home. Children who had contact with the employee have been contacted directly by Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) and instructed to self-isolate through the morning of December 1,2020. The owner has chosen to close the daycare until November 30, 2020.
I understand this is a time of heightened anxiety and fear, but you must trust that the Government of Yukon is taking the proper measures to protect all Yukoners. Anyone who has been at risk of exposure will be notified. If YCDC does not contact you, this means that you and your child are not considered to be at risk.
I encourage parents to keep their children in daycares. Please be patient, if you are not contacted there is no cause for concern. If you have any concerns please reach out to the COVID-19 information line or refer to Yukon.ca before removing your child from daycare.
If you are or your child is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse to arrange for testing.