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 today confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 20 cases since the first infection was announced on March 22, 2020.
A source of origin is still being investigated and contact tracing is actively underway.
This is the fourth incidence of infection in a rural community since COVID-19 was reported in Yukon.
The community is being identified because of possible cases of exposure at three locations in Watson Lake.
- Watson Lake Foods – Super A – October 8 and October 16
- Home Hardware – October 7 and October 10
- Big Horn Motel – October 7 through 9 and 13 through 16
People from Watson Lake who were in these locations and have symptoms should contact the Watson Lake Community Hospital at 867-536-4444 to arrange for testing.
Other Yukoners who may have been in these locations and who are experiencing symptoms should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse or the community health centre in their community.
Anyone with symptoms, even mild, should seek out testing and can use the self-assessment tool at Yukon.ca as a guide or call 811.
The symptoms to watch for are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches