Information current as of

Friday, May 29, 2020 ‒ 10:20

Current COVID-19 situation

A new Civil Emergency Measures Health Protection Order was issued on April 2, 2020. This means:  

  • all people entering Yukon must self-isolate for 14 days;
  • all people must provide a signed declaration upon entry to Yukon;
  • critical service providers may in some cases provide a critical service without having self-isolated for 14 days;
  • non-residents transiting through Yukon must exit within 24 hours after entry; and
  • people entering Yukon from the British Columbia communities of Atlin Fire Side, Pleasant Camp, Fraser and Jade City are not required to self-isolate.

Yukon COVID-19 test results updated: May 29, 2020 – 14:00

Total people tested 1,176
        Confirmed cases 11
        Recovered cases 11
        Negative results 1,155
        Pending results 10

Which reopening phase are we in?

We are in Phase 1 of Yukon's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions.

Travel and borders

Border Control Measures Order

A new Border Control Measures Order under the Civil Emergency Measures Act has come into force to strengthen enforcement at all Yukon borders during the COVID-19 emergency. The new orders are very explicit in detailing exactly who and under what circumstances entry will be permitted. Travellers entering Yukon will be required to produce appropriate identification and documentation and a detailed self-isolation plan.

Entry into Yukon is permitted for individuals providing acceptable evidence to an enforcement officer that they are:

  • Yukon residents;
  • non-resident family members of Yukon residents;
  • delivering a critical or essential service;
  • transiting through Yukon to a neighbouring jurisdiction (24-hour limitation); or
  • exercising an aboriginal or treaty right (for the time needed to exercise the right).

Border enforcement 

Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) Enforcement Officers are at Yukon borders and the Whitehorse airport to ensure all travelers have the information they need to keep themselves and Yukoners safe from the spread of COVID-19.

These Government of Yukon enforcement officers will be collecting:

  • contact information of all travelers coming through Yukon or returning home;
  • details of their 14-day self-isolation plans; and
  • declarations of any symptoms of COVID-19.

People transiting through Yukon to Alaska, NWT or other parts of Canada are required to complete their transit in Yukon within 24 hours of their entry, and should avoid unnecessary contact with others when they stop for food or fuel.

Questions or need to report a possible CEMA infraction?

Email: covid19enforcement@gov.yk.ca.

Lean more about travel and borders during COVID-19. 

Public updates

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

Practise safe spacing

A very effective way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is to keep a 2-metre (6-feet) distance between you and other people. 

Find out about safe spacing. 

Gatherings
  • limited to 10 people; and
  • space of 2 metres (6 feet) between people.
Work from home

We ask people to work from home if they are able to. We ask that employers look for ways to support employees to work from home where possible.

Self-isolation

People arriving in Yukon are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation means:

  • staying at home for 14 days;
  • monitoring for symptoms;
  • avoiding having visitors; and
  • avoiding face-to-face contact (within 2 metres or 6 feet) with anyone if you go outdoors for fresh air by yourself.

Get more guidance on self-isolation.

Find out about symptoms.

Self-isolation can take place in all communities 

People arriving in Whitehorse are allowed to travel to their home community to safely self-isolate:

  • at home; or
  • another facility that is capable of meeting the requirements.

Questions or need support with self-isolation?

Phone toll free: 1-877-374-0425
Email: covid19info@gov.yk.ca

This email address is currently monitored from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need assistance between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. or you need to talk to someone directly, phone the Emergency Support Services team: 867-332-4587.

Closures, cancellations and restricted facility access

Services in Yukon are being affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Find information about closures, cancellations, facility access and services

Schools

Face-to-face classes are suspended for the remainder of the 2019‒20 school year. Learn more about education and school-related updates.

Bars

All bars must close until further notice.

Restaurants

Restaurants can:

  • offer take-out and delivery service; and
  • reopen once an operational plan has been submitted and approved. 

Learn more and download the operation plan template. 

Hospitals
  • All 3 Yukon hospitals are closed to visitors, with limited exceptions.
  • Whitehorse General Hospital will suspend all scheduled, non-urgent surgery procedures. They will continue to provide surgical care for urgent and emergency cases.
  • Yukon hospitals may resume some elective and non-urgent or routine services. This includes:
    • bloodwork and lab tests;
    • x-rays;
    • CT scans and other imaging services;
    • physiotherapy and occupational therapy; and
    • specialist appointments.

Hospitals will provide all of these resumed services by appointment only so they can maintain physical distancing and ensure the safety of vulnerable populations and health care workers.

Long term care

Closed to visitors and volunteers, unless family members are at the end of life or gravely ill.

Personal service businesses

Personal care services may reopen once an operational plan has been submitted and approved. 

This includes:

  • hair salons;
  • barber shops;
  • tattoo parlours;
  • nail salons; and
  • massage therapists.

Learn more and download the operation plan template. 

Border Control Measures Order

A new Border Control Measures Order under the Civil Emergency Measures Act has come into force to strengthen enforcement at all Yukon borders during the COVID-19 emergency. The new orders are very explicit in detailing exactly who and under what circumstances entry will be permitted. Travellers entering Yukon will be required to produce appropriate identification and documentation and a detailed self-isolation plan.

Entry into Yukon is permitted for individuals providing acceptable evidence to an enforcement officer that they are:

  • Yukon residents;
  • non-resident family members of Yukon residents;
  • delivering a critical or essential service;
  • transiting through Yukon to a neighbouring jurisdiction (24-hour limitation); or
  • exercising an aboriginal or treaty right (for the time needed to exercise the right).

Border enforcement 

Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) Enforcement Officers are at Yukon borders and the Whitehorse airport to ensure all travelers have the information they need to keep themselves and Yukoners safe from the spread of COVID-19.

These Government of Yukon enforcement officers will be collecting:

  • contact information of all travelers coming through Yukon or returning home;
  • details of their 14-day self-isolation plans; and
  • declarations of any symptoms of COVID-19.

People transiting through Yukon to Alaska, NWT or other parts of Canada are required to complete their transit in Yukon within 24 hours of their entry, and should avoid unnecessary contact with others when they stop for food or fuel.

Questions or need to report a possible CEMA infraction?

Email: covid19enforcement@gov.yk.ca.

Lean more about travel and borders during COVID-19. 

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

A very effective way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is to keep a 2-metre (6-feet) distance between you and other people. 

Find out about safe spacing. 

  • limited to 10 people; and
  • space of 2 metres (6 feet) between people.

We ask people to work from home if they are able to. We ask that employers look for ways to support employees to work from home where possible.

People arriving in Yukon are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation means:

  • staying at home for 14 days;
  • monitoring for symptoms;
  • avoiding having visitors; and
  • avoiding face-to-face contact (within 2 metres or 6 feet) with anyone if you go outdoors for fresh air by yourself.

Get more guidance on self-isolation.

Find out about symptoms.

Self-isolation can take place in all communities 

People arriving in Whitehorse are allowed to travel to their home community to safely self-isolate:

  • at home; or
  • another facility that is capable of meeting the requirements.

Questions or need support with self-isolation?

Phone toll free: 1-877-374-0425
Email: covid19info@gov.yk.ca

This email address is currently monitored from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need assistance between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. or you need to talk to someone directly, phone the Emergency Support Services team: 867-332-4587.

Face-to-face classes are suspended for the remainder of the 2019‒20 school year. Learn more about education and school-related updates.

All bars must close until further notice.

Restaurants can:

  • offer take-out and delivery service; and
  • reopen once an operational plan has been submitted and approved. 

Learn more and download the operation plan template. 

  • All 3 Yukon hospitals are closed to visitors, with limited exceptions.
  • Whitehorse General Hospital will suspend all scheduled, non-urgent surgery procedures. They will continue to provide surgical care for urgent and emergency cases.
  • Yukon hospitals may resume some elective and non-urgent or routine services. This includes:
    • bloodwork and lab tests;
    • x-rays;
    • CT scans and other imaging services;
    • physiotherapy and occupational therapy; and
    • specialist appointments.

Hospitals will provide all of these resumed services by appointment only so they can maintain physical distancing and ensure the safety of vulnerable populations and health care workers.

Closed to visitors and volunteers, unless family members are at the end of life or gravely ill.

Personal care services may reopen once an operational plan has been submitted and approved. 

This includes:

  • hair salons;
  • barber shops;
  • tattoo parlours;
  • nail salons; and
  • massage therapists.

Learn more and download the operation plan template.