COVID-19 public update March 20, 2020

This information is subject to change without notice. Visit for the latest updates and to self-assess.

If you think you are sick

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

Testing in Yukon

Confirmed cases in Yukon: 0
Completed test results: 398

Emergency status

A Public Health Emergency was declared on March 18, 2020.

Health care

  • You can self-assess to decide whether you should be tested for COVID-19 at
  • A respiratory assessment centre is being set up in Whitehorse for people with acute respiratory illness, such as influenza or COVID-19, who need medical assessment.
  • Whitehorse General Hospital will suspend all scheduled, non-urgent surgeries from March 23. Urgent surgery and emergency care will continue.
  • No visitors are allowed at Yukon hospitals, with limited exceptions. Visit to learn more.

Social distancing

  • Gatherings over 50 people are not allowed.
  • Self-isolate if you are sick. Maintain a 2-metre spacing from others.
  • Indoor recreation facilities and libraries are closed until further notice. Public schools are closed until April 15. See a list of closures, cancellations and facility restrictions at

Travel and borders

  • The Canada-US border is closed to non-essential travel. The border will remain open for trade and commerce.
  • Avoid all international travel.
  • There are no travel restrictions in place within Canada.
  • If you have travelled outside Canada, including Alaska, in the last 14 days, you should self-isolate at home for 14 days. Visit

Businesses and financial relief

The Governments of Yukon and Canada have taken steps to support local workers and businesses. Visit to learn more about these measures.

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