COVID-19 public update April 7, 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: 7
Recovered: 4
Negative tests: 740
Pending results: 28
Completed tests: 775

Emergency status

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

Health care

  • 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

  • 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 https://yukon.ca/en/information-self-isolation.
  • Avoid non-essential travel into and out of Yukon, and travel to Yukon’s rural communities. Residents of rural Yukon are advised to limit their visits to Whitehorse if possible, and to work ogether 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 traveled 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: https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/covid-19/guidelines-work-camps-during-covid-19.

Businesses and financial relief

  • The Government of Yukon released guidelines for the delivery of critical, essential and other services. Learn more at https://Yukon.ca/essential-critical-services-covid-19.
  • 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. Go to Canada.ca to learn more and apply.

Enforcement

  • A full list of the Chief Medical Officer of Health's orders and advice can be found on Yukon.ca.
  • 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.

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Contact: 

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