Information current

August 7, 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.

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

Possible exposures to COVID-19

  • There's 1 new case of COVID-19 in Yukon. This person is recovering at home in Whitehorse. 
  • People may have been exposed to COVID-19:
    • in Dawson if you were there any time since July 20;
    • at Integra Tire, Whitehorse, on the morning of Monday, July 20; 
    • at Walmart, Whitehorse, on the morning of Wednesday, July 23.
    • at Real Canadian Superstore, Whitehorse, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; and
    • at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Whitehorse, on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Find out more about these possible exposures and what to do if you were in any of these places.

Read the latest COVID-19 news releases

Yukon COVID-19 test results

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: August 7, 2020 – 15:30

Total people tested 1,836
        Confirmed cases 15
        Recovered cases 13
        Negative results 1,773
        Pending results 48
  • As of August 7, 2020, 1 Yukon resident currently has COVID-19 in Yukon.
  • As of July 24, 2020, 1 Yukon resident contracted COVID-19 while in another jurisdiction and is still recovering. 
  • As of August 6, 2 other Yukon residents who contracted COVID-19 outside of Yukon have recovered. 
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 up to 15 people;
  • people can gather socially in groups of up to 50 people outdoors and up to 10 people indoors but must still stay physically distanced;
  • 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.

Media updates

The next media briefing is on Wednesday, August 12, at 2 p.m. Watch it live on the Government of Yukon's Facebook page. 

Media updates are every Wednesday at 2 p.m. except on public holidays. 

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. 

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.

Possible exposures to COVID-19

  • There's 1 new case of COVID-19 in Yukon. This person is recovering at home in Whitehorse. 
  • People may have been exposed to COVID-19:
    • in Dawson if you were there any time since July 20;
    • at Integra Tire, Whitehorse, on the morning of Monday, July 20; 
    • at Walmart, Whitehorse, on the morning of Wednesday, July 23.
    • at Real Canadian Superstore, Whitehorse, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; and
    • at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Whitehorse, on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Find out more about these possible exposures and what to do if you were in any of these places.

Read the latest COVID-19 news releases

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: August 7, 2020 – 15:30

Total people tested 1,836
        Confirmed cases 15
        Recovered cases 13
        Negative results 1,773
        Pending results 48
  • As of August 7, 2020, 1 Yukon resident currently has COVID-19 in Yukon.
  • As of July 24, 2020, 1 Yukon resident contracted COVID-19 while in another jurisdiction and is still recovering. 
  • As of August 6, 2 other Yukon residents who contracted COVID-19 outside of Yukon have recovered. 

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

  • social bubbles can increase up to 15 people;
  • people can gather socially in groups of up to 50 people outdoors and up to 10 people indoors but must still stay physically distanced;
  • 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, August 12, at 2 p.m. Watch it live on the Government of Yukon's Facebook page. 

Media updates are every Wednesday at 2 p.m. except on public holidays. 

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. 

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.