COVID-19 public update May 28, 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: 11
Recovered: 11
Negative tests: 1,149
Pending results: 12
Total tested: 1,172

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.
  • Yukoners can now choose one other household to join up with and don’t have to practise physical distancing with people in that household. This is called the “double bubble.” Once you choose your bubble, you can’t change it. Learn more:

Travel and borders

  • Anyone entering Yukon must check in with an Enforcement or CBSA Officer and provide their destination, contact information, and declaration. Everyone entering Yukon must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel.
  • People in Atlin, Lower Post, Fraser, Jade City, Fireside or Pleasant Camp are exempt from the 14-day self-isolation period, if they have not traveled outside of Yukon or their home community in the past 14 days.
  • Some miners can self-isolate at their mine or work camp, if they meet certain conditions. Learn more:

Businesses and financial relief

  • The Governments of Yukon and Canada have taken steps to support local workers and businesses:
  • The Yukon Essential Workers Income Support Program will provide low-income essential workers with a wage subsidy of up to $4.00 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 per hour for up to 16 weeks. Learn more:
  • Licensed child care operators can now provide child care for the children of all Yukon families, rather than only for vulnerable families and the families of critical and essential workers.
  • Personal services businesses can reopen on May 27 as long as they have developed a COVID-19 operational plan and it has been approved by the government.
  • From May 29, restaurants can again provide dine-in services, as long as they have developed a COVID-19 operational plan to keep staff and customers safe and the government has approved the plan.
  • The Government of Yukon is providing $750,000 to help Yukon employers create new summer employment for graduating and postsecondary students in critical and essential services.
  • Yukoners will now be able to obtain permits for harvesting morel mushrooms commercially.


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