COVID-19 public update April 1, 2020

This information is subject to change without notice. Visit Yukon.ca/COVID-19  to see the latest updates, find closures, and use the self-assessment tool.

If you think you are sick

Do not go to the hospital or health centre. Phone 811.

Testing in Yukon

Confirmed cases in Yukon: 6
Negative tests: 690
Pending results: 26
Completed tests: 690

Emergency status

A state of emergecy was declared on March 27, 2020.

Health care

  • 3 of the 6 people who contracted COVID-19 have now recovered and all others are doing well at home.
  • A respiratory assessment centre is now open in Whitehorse to support people with acute respiratory illness who need medical assessment. Yukoners will be referred to the centre from 811, a family physician’s office, Yukon Communicable Disease Control or a hospital emergency department.
  • Yukon hospitals have suspended all non-urgent or routine services from Thursday, March 26. The hospitals will continue to provide urgent emergency care. No visitors are allowed at Yukon hospitals, with few exceptions.
  • The Health Care Insurance Plan will cover Yukon residents who are not able to return to the territory because of the pandemic. The usual requirement to be resident in Yukon for at least 180 days to qualify will be waived.

Travel and borders

Physical distancing

  • Gatherings over 10 people are not allowed. Do not attend any gatherings if you are aged 65 or older, have an underlying health condition, or work in healthcare or an essential service.
  • Self-isolate if you are sick or returning from travel. Maintain a 2-metre spacing from others.

Businesses and financial relief

  • The Government of Yukon announced the Temporary Support for Events Funding Program, which will help businesses recover certain costs from the cancellation of major events due to COVID-19. Learn more: https://yukon.ca/en/news/yukon-businesses-benefit-funding-cancelled-events.
  • The Governments of Yukon and Canada have taken steps to support local workers and businesses. Visit Yukon.ca/Work to learn more about these measures.
  • The online application for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be open on April 6. If you have already applied for EI, you do not need to register. Go to Canada.ca to learn more and apply.

Download the report.

Contact: 

If you have a question, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca