Find out who can use the self-isolation facility

Self-isolation facilities provide space for people who cannot self-isolate in their own home. The main facility in Yukon is in Whitehorse at the Coast High Country Inn with 75 rooms available. Spaces are also available in:

  • Watson Lake;
  • Carmacks;
  • Mayo;
  • Teslin;
  • Dawson City;
  • Faro;
  • Beaver Creek;
  • Eagle Plains;
  • Haines Junction; and
  • Destruction Bay.

Who can ask to use a self-isolation facility in Yukon?

  • People who've arrived in Yukon from domestic or international travel.
  • People transiting through Yukon who are unable to do so within the required 24 hours.
  • People required to self-isolate by the Public Health and Safety Act. This includes:
    • people waiting for test results for COVID-19;
    • people who’ve had close contact with a COVID-19 case; and
    • people who are positive for COVID-19.
  • People who are unable to self-isolate in their own home.
  • Self-isolation facilities are not limited to Yukon residents.

Who cannot use a self-isolation facility?

People arriving from Atlin, Lower Post, Jade City, Fireside and Pleasant Camp are exempt from the CEMA self-isolation order. They cannot ask to stay in a self-isolation facility.

Essential workers

Self-isolation facilities are not intended as housing for essential workers. The self-isolation facilities remain available only for self-isolation.

Employees arriving in Yukon to work

Employers are responsible for the self-isolation of employees coming to Yukon for work. This includes mining companies, placer miners and private businesses.

Further information

  • People can self-isolate alongside people who are not self-isolating by following guidelines for self-isolation.
  • People who are better served by an existing support system should use it.
  • People can still connect with social supports in a self-isolation facility.
  • We do not reimburse people for their costs if they self-isolate in a hotel.

 

Contact: 

If you need help to self-isolate, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone the COVID-19 InfoLine at 1-877-374-0425 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need self-isolation outside of these hours, an emergency contact number is provided on the voicemail.