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 today confirmed 2 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 22 cases since the 1st case was announced on March 22, 2020.
These 2 new cases are associated with the recent exposures in Watson Lake. Both people had not recently travelled and are from the same household which has confirmed direct exposures. A source of origin is still being investigated and contact tracing is actively underway. The 2 people are currently doing well and self-isolating at home.
People who were at the following locations on the following dates are urged to arrange for testing at Watson Lake Community Hospital immediately:
- 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
Watson Lake residents who have any symptoms, even mild, are urged to seek out testing.
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;
- diarrhea; and
- muscle aches.