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, November 4, at 11 a.m., the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 23. Twenty people have recovered and there are currently two active cases. Contact tracing remains underway.
COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre
From Tuesday, October 27, to Monday, November 2, we tested 114 people at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse. To date, we have tested 4,114 people.
Yukoners are encouraged to honour our veterans virtually this year. To reduce risks from COVID-19 the Whitehorse Legion Branch is broadcasting a Remembrance Day Ceremony live on its Facebook.
Two new Civil Emergency Measures Act charges
Two people have been charged with not following self-isolation requirements. One person was charged on October 28 and another person was charged on November 2. Both are Yukon residents who travelled outside of Yukon, BC, the NWT and Nunavut within the previous 14 days.
The Government of Yukon has received 971 complaints as of November 2:
- Failure to self-isolate: 551
- Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 26
- Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 370
- Businesses failing to comply with orders: 10
- Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 14
- Other: 1
There have been a total of 17 people charged, and 22 charges laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).
A total of 58,364 travellers have come into Yukon:
- Resident travellers: 14,351
- BC residents: 13,305
- NWT residents: 422
- Other approved jurisdictions: 194
- Non-residents staying: 9,872
- Non-residents transiting: 20,128
- Other: 92
- Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 335