Information current

October 30, 2020

We're in Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Watch the latest video update. For medical questions or if you feel ill, phone 811, or launch the COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Exposure notice dates expanded Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Current COVID-19 situation

Get the latest information about COVID-19 in Yukon.

Contact: 

If you have a non-medical question, email covid19info@gov.yk.ca.

If you have a medical question, phone 811.

Latest information
Yukon COVID-19 test results

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: October 30, 2020 – 12:00

Total people tested 4,053
        Confirmed cases 23
        Recovered cases 17
        Deaths 1
        Negative results 3,981
        Pending results 49

 

October 29, 2020 – 1 new case of COVID-19 is confirmed. 

October 26, 2020 – 2 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Watson Lake cluster.

October 23, 2020 – 3 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. 

Learn more about Symptoms of COVID-19 and testing

Current phase: new normal (started August 1)

Being in Phase 3 of Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions means:

  • social bubbles can increase to up to 15 people;
  • people can gather socially in groups of up to 50 people outdoors and up to 10 people indoors. Keep 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and people who are not in your social bubble. 
  • indoor, planned, seated events can take place with up to 50 people with physical distancing;
  • outdoor, planned, seated events can take place with up to 100 people with physical distancing;
  • parents and guardians no longer have to fill in a daily assessment tool when they take children to child care;
  • restaurants can provide dine-in services at 100% capacity with physical distancing, as well as take-out;
  • live music and karaoke can take place in bars, pubs and lounges;
  • personal services can reopen;
  • people should travel responsibly within the territory;
  • we're meeting with sports organizations to plan for a safe return to sports; and
  • everyone must continue practising the Safe 6.
Prohibited services

No services are prohibited in Yukon.

Facebook live updates

The next media briefing is on Wednesday, November 4, at 11 a.m. Watch it live on the Government of Yukon's Facebook page. 

We provide a Facebook live update on COVID-19 every Wednesday at 11 a.m. We will not have a live update every time there are new cases unless the Chief Medical Officer of Health thinks it’s necessary. 

Public updates

Read the COVID-19 public updates from the Emergency Measures Organization.

Self-isolation
  • Residents of Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have to self-isolate when they arrive in the territory if they have not travelled outside of these 4 regions.
  • Residents of other parts of Canada who arrive in Yukon must self-isolate, with limited exceptions.
  • When you self-isolate, monitor yourself for symptoms
Wearing a mask

You have to wear a mask in all Yukon airport buildings and terminals. You may be asked to wear a mask in a health centre, hospital, long-term care facility and when you receive personal care services. 

The Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that:

  • you wear a mask on public transit;
  • you wear a mask when getting a flu shot; and
  • that children aged 10 and up should wear masks in schools and on buses when they cannot physically distance.

Some businesses in Yukon require customers to wear masks. Be prepared to comply with their policy. 

Find out more about wearing a non-medical mask.

Travel and borders

See all information about travel and borders.  

If you're travelling to Alaska

The border between the United States and Canada is closed to all non-essential travel. Americans can travel into Canada if they’re travelling:

  • to Alaska; or
  • from Alaska to the rest of the United States.

Americans travelling through Yukon have to follow a designated travel corridor. We give travellers a map of this route at Yukon borders. The State of Alaska introduced travel guidance. Read Alaska’s health guidance for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're travelling to the Northwest Territories

Before you travel, read the Northwest Territories travel guidelines.

If you're travelling elsewhere

Check with the jurisdiction where you want to travel to find out about their travel and health guidelines.

Find information about travelling to other Canadian jurisdictions.

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: October 30, 2020 – 12:00

Total people tested 4,053
        Confirmed cases 23
        Recovered cases 17
        Deaths 1
        Negative results 3,981
        Pending results 49

 

October 29, 2020 – 1 new case of COVID-19 is confirmed. 

October 26, 2020 – 2 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Watson Lake cluster.

October 23, 2020 – 3 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. 

Learn more about Symptoms of COVID-19 and testing

Being in Phase 3 of Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions means:

  • social bubbles can increase to up to 15 people;
  • people can gather socially in groups of up to 50 people outdoors and up to 10 people indoors. Keep 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and people who are not in your social bubble. 
  • indoor, planned, seated events can take place with up to 50 people with physical distancing;
  • outdoor, planned, seated events can take place with up to 100 people with physical distancing;
  • parents and guardians no longer have to fill in a daily assessment tool when they take children to child care;
  • restaurants can provide dine-in services at 100% capacity with physical distancing, as well as take-out;
  • live music and karaoke can take place in bars, pubs and lounges;
  • personal services can reopen;
  • people should travel responsibly within the territory;
  • we're meeting with sports organizations to plan for a safe return to sports; and
  • everyone must continue practising the Safe 6.

No services are prohibited in Yukon.

The next media briefing is on Wednesday, November 4, at 11 a.m. Watch it live on the Government of Yukon's Facebook page. 

We provide a Facebook live update on COVID-19 every Wednesday at 11 a.m. We will not have a live update every time there are new cases unless the Chief Medical Officer of Health thinks it’s necessary. 

Read the COVID-19 public updates from the Emergency Measures Organization.

  • Residents of Yukon, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have to self-isolate when they arrive in the territory if they have not travelled outside of these 4 regions.
  • Residents of other parts of Canada who arrive in Yukon must self-isolate, with limited exceptions.
  • When you self-isolate, monitor yourself for symptoms

You have to wear a mask in all Yukon airport buildings and terminals. You may be asked to wear a mask in a health centre, hospital, long-term care facility and when you receive personal care services. 

The Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that:

  • you wear a mask on public transit;
  • you wear a mask when getting a flu shot; and
  • that children aged 10 and up should wear masks in schools and on buses when they cannot physically distance.

Some businesses in Yukon require customers to wear masks. Be prepared to comply with their policy. 

Find out more about wearing a non-medical mask.

See all information about travel and borders.  

If you're travelling to Alaska

The border between the United States and Canada is closed to all non-essential travel. Americans can travel into Canada if they’re travelling:

  • to Alaska; or
  • from Alaska to the rest of the United States.

Americans travelling through Yukon have to follow a designated travel corridor. We give travellers a map of this route at Yukon borders. The State of Alaska introduced travel guidance. Read Alaska’s health guidance for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're travelling to the Northwest Territories

Before you travel, read the Northwest Territories travel guidelines.

If you're travelling elsewhere

Check with the jurisdiction where you want to travel to find out about their travel and health guidelines.

Find information about travelling to other Canadian jurisdictions.