COVID-19 public update March 31, 2020

This information is subject to change without notice. Visit Yukon.ca/COVID-19  for the latest updates and to self-assess.

If you think you are sick

Do not go to the hospital or health centre. Phone 811.

Testing in Yukon

Confirmed cases in Yukon: 5
Negative tests: 593
Pending results: 90
Completed tests: 688

Emergency status

A state of emergecy was declared on March 27, 2020.

Health care

  • As of March 30 at 3 p.m. there are 5 cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. All 5 people are doing well at home.
  • Whitehorse General Hospital continues to prepare for the pandemic. They are planning now on how to potentially accommodate a high volume of COVID-19 patients, including idnentifying other facilities where care could be provided.
  • The Government of Yukon is notifying Yukoners of two possible sources of COVID-19 exposure in the territory. Learn more Yukon.ca/en/news/potential-covid-19-exposure-Yukon.
  • A respiratory assessment centre is now open in Whitehorse to support people with acute respiratory illness who need medical assessment. Yukoners will be referred to the centre from 811, a family physician’s office, Yukon Communicable Disease Control or a hospital emergency department.
  • Yukon hospitals have suspended all non-urgent or routine services from Thursday, March 26. The hospitals will continue to provide urgent emergency care. No visitors are allowed at Yukon hospitals, with few exceptions. Learn more at Yukon.ca/COVID-19.
  • The Health Care Insurance Plan will cover Yukon residents who are not able to return to the territory because of the pandemic. The usual requirement to be resident in Yukon for at least 180 days to qualify will be waived.
  • The Government of Canada allocated $2 billion to purchase personal protective equipment including masks, face shields, ventilators, test kits, swabs and ventilators.

Travel and borders

  • If you have travelled outside Yukon in the last 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days as soon as you arrive in Yukon. Learn more at https://yukon.ca/en/information-self-isolation.
  • Avoid non-essential travel into and out of Yukon, and travel to Yukon’s rural communities.
  • The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. Avoid all international travel.
  • Workers entering Yukon, including miners, must self-isolate for 14 days.

Physical distancing

  • Gatherings over 10 people are not allowed. Do not attend any gatherings if you are aged 65 or older, have an underlying health condition, or work in healthcare or an essential service.
  • Self-isolate if you are sick or returning from travel. Maintain a 2-metre spacing from others.
  • See a list of closures, cancellations and facility restrictions at Yukon.ca/COVID-19.

Businesses and financial relief

  • The Governments of Yukon and Canada have taken steps to support local workers and businesses. Visit Yukon.ca/Work to learn more about these measures.

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Contact: 

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