Information current

January 17, 2022

New public health measures are coming into effect January 18, 2022. Find current COVID-19 restrictions

For COVID-19 medical questions phone 811. For non-medical questions, email covid19info@yukon.ca.

Get tested for COVID-19

If you have a health concern

For medical questions or if you feel ill:

If you're in a community

Contact your rural community health centre to get a lab-based PRC test.

If you live in Whitehorse

New testing criteria: January 5, 2022

To get lab-based PRC testing you have to be symptomatic. That means you have symptoms and meet the criteria below.

Common symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough (or acute exacerbation of a chronic cough)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches

Less common symptoms of COVID-19 infection may include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Discoloration of fingers or toes

Criteria to be eligible for lab-based PRC testing:

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who are 12 years or older (have not received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine greater than 2 weeks prior to exposure)
  • Residents or staff of a congregate setting:
    • Long-term care and residential care homes
    • Correction centres
    • Shelters and transition homes
    • Mines
  • Patients in acute care settings
  • Front line health care workers with direct patient care (for example family physicians, nurses, dentists) and first responders
  • People who are 50 years and older
  • Live in communities outside of Whitehorse
  • People who are pregnant
  • People who have one or more risk factors for severe disease:
    • Obesity (BMI >30 kg/m2)
    • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Chronic respiratory disease
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease
    • Immunocompromised or receiving immunosuppressive therapy
    • Intellectual or developmental disabilities

Drive-thru testing facility in Whitehorse

When can you get drive-thru testing?

To help meet the increased demand for testing, a drive-thru testing facility has been opened. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days per week.

Do you need an appointment?

No.

Where can you get drive-thru testing?

91628 Alaska Highway, in the Centennial Motors wash bay (across from the airport). 

Mouth rinse and gargle test is available for children

The mouth rinse and gargle test is available at the drive-thru to children between 5 and 18 years old. There are specific instructions that must be followed in advance of receiving this test.

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse

Book an appointment for a test in Whitehorse

There are 2 ways to book a testing appointment at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse:

  • online; and
  • by phone.

Online

For an appointment in Whitehorse, you can book online for:

  • yourself; or
  • on behalf of another person (child or dependent).

You can find ASL videos with instructions on the booking site.

Book a COVID-19 test

Phone

If you need assistance booking online, you can phone 867-393-3083. They'll help book online for you.

You can only book 1 appointment at a time. To make an appointment for more than 1 person from the same bubble, please book consecutive time slots for each individual. Your bubble is welcome to arrive at the testing centre in time for the first scheduled appointment, and can be seen together. 

Book a group

If you'd like to book for a group:

When's the testing centre open?

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Where to find the centre

49A Waterfront Place in Whitehorse.

The centre is in the building beside the Motor Vehicles office, across the parking lot from Boston Pizza. 

Phone:

867-393-3083 

Before your appointment

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

You must self-isolate before your appointment. If you have questions about self-isolation requirements:

If your test is related to medical travel

You'll need to bring proof of your need for medical travel to your appointment. This proof could be:

  • a letter,
  • a requisition; or
  • other documentation.

Do not arrive early or late for your appointment. This is to support appropriate physical distancing at the centre.

You'll be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle before your test. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Get your test results

If you've had a COVID-19 test and received negative test results, what you do next depends on your reason for testing and your symptoms.

Get your test results

Go to the drive-thru testing facility in Whitehorse

When can you get drive-thru testing?

To help meet the increased demand for testing, a drive-thru testing facility has been opened. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days per week.

Do you need an appointment?

No.

Where can you get drive-thru testing?

 

91628 Alaska Highway, in the Centennial Motors wash bay (across from the airport). 

Mouth rinse and gargle test is available for children

The mouth rinse and gargle test is available at the drive-thru to children between 5 and 18 years old. There are specific instructions that must be followed in advance of receiving this test.

Go to the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse

When's the testing centre open?

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Where to find the centre

49A Waterfront Place in Whitehorse.

The centre is in the building beside the Motor Vehicles office, across the parking lot from Boston Pizza. 

Phone:

867-393-3083 

Book a COVID-19 test

Make an appointment for a test

In communities

Contact your health-care provider or local health centre.

In Whitehorse

There are 2 ways to book a testing appointment at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse:

  • online; and
  • by phone.

Online

For an appointment in Whitehorse, you can book online for:

  • yourself; or
  • on behalf of another person (child or dependent).

You can find ASL videos with instructions on the booking site.

Book a COVID-19 test

If you need assistance booking online, you can phone 867-393-3083. They'll help book online for you.

You can only book 1 appointment at a time.

If you'd like to book for a group:

Before your appointment

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

You must self-isolate before your appointment. If you have questions about self-isolation requirements:

If your test is related to medical travel

You'll need to bring proof of your need for medical travel to your appointment. This proof could be:

  • a letter,
  • a requisition; or
  • other documentation.

Do not arrive early or late for your appointment. This is to support appropriate physical distancing at the centre.

You'll be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle before your test. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Find out what your COVID-19 test results mean

If you've had a COVID-19 test and received negative test results, what you do next depends on your reason for testing and your symptoms.

Get your test results

When can you get drive-thru testing?

To help meet the increased demand for testing, a drive-thru testing facility has been opened. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days per week.

Do you need an appointment?

No.

Where can you get drive-thru testing?

 

91628 Alaska Highway, in the Centennial Motors wash bay (across from the airport). 

Mouth rinse and gargle test is available for children

The mouth rinse and gargle test is available at the drive-thru to children between 5 and 18 years old. There are specific instructions that must be followed in advance of receiving this test.

When's the testing centre open?

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Where to find the centre

49A Waterfront Place in Whitehorse.

The centre is in the building beside the Motor Vehicles office, across the parking lot from Boston Pizza. 

Phone:

867-393-3083 

Book a COVID-19 test

In communities

Contact your health-care provider or local health centre.

In Whitehorse

There are 2 ways to book a testing appointment at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse:

  • online; and
  • by phone.

Online

For an appointment in Whitehorse, you can book online for:

  • yourself; or
  • on behalf of another person (child or dependent).

You can find ASL videos with instructions on the booking site.

Book a COVID-19 test

If you need assistance booking online, you can phone 867-393-3083. They'll help book online for you.

You can only book 1 appointment at a time.

If you'd like to book for a group:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19

You must self-isolate before your appointment. If you have questions about self-isolation requirements:

If your test is related to medical travel

You'll need to bring proof of your need for medical travel to your appointment. This proof could be:

  • a letter,
  • a requisition; or
  • other documentation.

Do not arrive early or late for your appointment. This is to support appropriate physical distancing at the centre.

You'll be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle before your test. Dress appropriately for the weather.

If you've had a COVID-19 test and received negative test results, what you do next depends on your reason for testing and your symptoms.

Get your test results