Information current

July 10, 2020

We're in Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. If you have 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

Latest information

  • Tenants who have lost 30% of their income because of COVID-19 can continue to get help with their rent in July, August and September. 
  • Plans for rural and Whitehorse students to return to classes for the 2020‒21 school year are underway. Read the plan.
  • Patients at Whitehorse General Hospital can have 1 designated visitor.

What phase we're in now

Phase 2 started on July 1, 2020.

Prohibited services

No services are prohibited in Yukon.

Media updates

The next media briefing is on Wednesday, July 15, 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.

Current phase (started July 1; end date to be determined)

Being in Phase 2 of Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions means:

  • people can gather socially in groups of up to 50 people outdoors and up to 10 people indoors but must still stay physically distanced;
  • restaurants can provide dine-in services at 100% capacity if they can maintain physical distancing, as well as take-out;
  • personal services can reopen;
  • people should travel responsibly within the territory;
  • everyone must continue practising the Safe 6;
  • households can combine with 1 other household to form a 2-household bubble even if that amounts to more than 10 people.

Self-isolation

  • Residents of Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have to self-isolate when they arrive in the territory.
  • Residents of other parts of Canada who arrive in Yukon must self-isolate, with limited exceptions.

Find out more about what being in Phase 2 means.

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 Northwest Territories

Before you travel, read Northwest Territories travel guidelines.

Next phase (date to be determined)

Find out more about Phase 3

Get support

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: July 9, 2020 – 14:00

The last person in Yukon who had COVID-19 was recovered on May 1, 2020.

Total people tested 1,322
        Confirmed cases 11
        Recovered cases 11
        Negative results 1,304
        Pending results 7
Contact: 

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

If you have a medical question, phone 811.