COVID-19 public update March 26, 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: 3
Negative tests: 412
Pending results: 102
Completed tests: 517

Emergency status

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

Health care

  • If you have concerns about COVID-19 you can use the online assessment tool at
  • 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. Learn more at
  • 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. Learn more at
  • Avoid non-essential travel into and out of Yukon, and travel to Yukon’s rural communities.
  • The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. The border will remain open for trade and commerce. Avoid all international travel.
  • The Government of Canada has put in place emergency measures that require mandatory 14-day self-isolation for all persons entering Canada. This will be enforced with possible fines or jail time.

Social 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.
  • Indoor recreation facilities and libraries are closed until further notice. Public school is suspended until April 15. See a list of closures, cancellations and facility restrictions at

Businesses and financial relief

  • Restaurants can only offer take-out and delivery as of March 26. All bars are closed. Personal service establishments are closed as of March 25.
  • 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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