COVID-19 public update May 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: 11
Recovered: 11
Negative tests: 967
Pending results: 21
Completed tests: 999

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.
  • Testing criteria has been expanded to include a wider range of symptoms. Those who have not travelled can now get tested. Learn more here: https://yukon.ca/en/news/april-28-2020-yukons-chief-medical-officer-heal...
  • Yukon hospitals will increase some non-urgent services. Learn more: https://yukon.ca/en/news/may-1-2020-yukons-chief-medical-officer-health-...

Travel and borders

  • As of April 20, Transport Canada requires air passengers to wear non-medical masks.
  • Anyone entering Yukon will need to check in with an Enforcement or CBSA Officer and provide their destination, contact information, and declaration.
  • The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. Avoid all international travel.
  • 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. https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/covid19/guidelines-work-camps-du....

Businesses and financial relief

  • The Government of Canada has announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students. Students will be eligible for $1,250 a month from May through August.
  • 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 Government of Yukon extended the property tax payment deadline to September 2. Learn more: https://yukon.ca/en/news/property-tax-payment-deadline-extended-september-2
  • Applications for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy are open today at www.canada.ca 
  • The ban on gatherings of more than 10 people refers to social gatherings rather than work environments.

Enforcement

  • If you have questions about borders and enforcement, or would like to report a possible infraction of CEMA orders, you can email covid19enforcement@gov.yk.ca.
  • You can now find a full list of orders and recommendations online here: Yukon.ca/en/orders-and-recommendations-covid-19 
  • The first charge was laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act.

Download the report.

Contact: 

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