Information current

August 4, 2020

We're in Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Watch the latest video update.

For non-medical questions, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone 1-877-374-0425.

For medical questions or if you feel ill, phone 811, or launch the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Symptoms of COVID-19 and testing

Watch for symptoms, no matter how mild. 

Contact: 

If you:

  • have a question phone toll free 1-877-374-0425 or email covid19info@gov.yk.ca; or 
  • require medical information phone 811 or contact your health provider.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
If you have symptoms
  1. Self-isolate, and then:
  2. Follow the advice you're given.

Find out how to self-isolate.

Arriving in Yukon?

Yukon, British Columbia, Nunavut and Northwest Territories residents

You do not have to self-isolate if you have not travelled outside:

  • Yukon;
  • British Columbia;
  • Nunavut; and
  • Northwest Territories.

If you travelled outside of these 4 regions, you'll have to self-isolate.

Residents of other parts of Canada

You must self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in Yukon. This is the law in Yukon. This applies even if you were in British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut  14 days before arriving in Yukon.

What if you tested negative for COVID-19 before arriving in Yukon?

Even if you tested negative for COVID-19 before or upon arriving in Yukon, you still have to self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in Yukon.

Why is self-isolation 14 days long?

It can take up to 14 days for people infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms. So, everyone has to self-isolate for the full 14 days until the risk has passed. It's possible to have a negative test and still develop the disease during the self-isolation period. You should continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days even if you have negative test results.

Government of Canada resources

Symptoms and treatment

Find out about symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. 

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Prevention and risks

How coronavirus spreads, prevention, risks and false and misleading claims. 

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  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches

  1. Self-isolate, and then:
  2. Follow the advice you're given.

Find out how to self-isolate.

Yukon, British Columbia, Nunavut and Northwest Territories residents

You do not have to self-isolate if you have not travelled outside:

  • Yukon;
  • British Columbia;
  • Nunavut; and
  • Northwest Territories.

If you travelled outside of these 4 regions, you'll have to self-isolate.

Residents of other parts of Canada

You must self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in Yukon. This is the law in Yukon. This applies even if you were in British Columbia, Northwest Territories or Nunavut  14 days before arriving in Yukon.

What if you tested negative for COVID-19 before arriving in Yukon?

Even if you tested negative for COVID-19 before or upon arriving in Yukon, you still have to self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in Yukon.

Why is self-isolation 14 days long?

It can take up to 14 days for people infected with COVID-19 to develop symptoms. So, everyone has to self-isolate for the full 14 days until the risk has passed. It's possible to have a negative test and still develop the disease during the self-isolation period. You should continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days even if you have negative test results.

Symptoms and treatment

Find out about symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. 

Find out more

Prevention and risks

How coronavirus spreads, prevention, risks and false and misleading claims. 

Find out more