November 29 COVID-19 Update – New Case Confirmed in 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 one new case of COVID-19 today, bringing the territory’s total to 46 cases. There are currently 16 active cases in Yukon.

This case is in Whitehorse and is currently under investigation. 

An additional public exposure notification is being issued for:

  • Baked Café & Bakery
    • Saturday, November 21 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

If you are experiencing any symptoms and were at this location, self-isolate immediately and call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 to arrange for testing, or drop in at the drive-thru testing centre located at Centennial Motors on the Alaska Highway across from the airport in Whitehorse.

If you are outside of Whitehorse but were at the location on the indicated date and time, contact your rural community health centre.

Due to a high volume of calls, you may be require to leave a phone number. If you do not receive a call within 24 hours please call back.

If you are waiting for test results you must self-isolate until you receive your results.

If you were in contact with anyone who was at a location listed in the public exposure notices, you are a secondary contact. In this situation, it is always wise to monitor yourself for symptoms but you do not need to self-isolate.

If you are not notified and do not have symptoms, you may continue usual daily activities, while always following the Safe 6, plus one (wear a mask).

Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms, is asked to self-isolate and arrange for testing 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

The Government of Yukon encourages Yukoners to remain calm and continue to follow the Safe 6. Effective Tuesday, December 1, the Safe 6 gets a “plus one” as masks will be required in all indoor public places in Yukon.