COVID-19 public update April 16, 2020

This information is subject to change without notice. Visit 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: 8
Recovered: 6
Negative tests: 823
Pending results: 10
Completed tests: 841

Emergency status

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

Health care

  • A respiratory assessment centre is 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, Yukon Communicable Disease Control or a hospital emergency department.
  • Yukon hospitals have suspended all non-urgent or routine services. Hospitals will continue to provide urgent emergency care. No visitors are allowed at Yukon hospitals, with few exceptions.

Travel and borders

  • If you have travelled outside Yukon in the last 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days as soon as you arrive in Yukon. This is mandatory. Learn more at
  • As of April 15, 2020, anyone entering Canada must have an adequate self-isolation plan in place; those with no plan will be directed to a quarantine location for a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period.

  • Avoid non-essential travel into and out of Yukon and travel to Yukon’s rural communities. Residents of rural Yukon communities are advised to limit their visits to Whitehorse if possible, and to work together with neighbours to coordinate picking up groceries or supplies.
  • The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. Avoid all international travel.
  • Anyone entering Yukon will need to check in with an enforcement officer and fill out an information card that includes their destination, contact information and any stops along the way. This will allow enforcement officers to follow up to ensure self-isolation measures are properly taken.
  • People in Atlin, Lower Post, Fraser, Jade City, Fireside or Pleasant Camp are exempt from the 14-day self-isolation period, provided they have not travelled outside of Yukon or their home community in the past 14 days.
  • Workers entering Yukon, including miners, must self-isolate for 14 days. The Government of Yukon published guidelines for work camps during COVID-19. Read them here:

Businesses and financial relief


  • A full list of the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s orders and advice can be found on Orders are now enforceable under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. Violations of the orders under the Civil Emergency Measures Act are an offence, and are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.
  • If you have questions about borders and enforcement, or would like to report a possible infraction of CEMA orders, you can email:

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