Information current

August 13, 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.

Potential COVID-19 exposure notices

Read these notices to check if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Contact: 

If you have a question phone toll free 1-877-374-0425 or email covid19info@gov.yk.ca.

August 7, 2020: possible exposure in Dawson and Whitehorse (active)

1 resident of Whitehorse has tested positive for COVID-19. This person visited Dawson in the last 14 days.

Who should self-monitor for symptoms?

  • Residents of Dawson.
  • People who visited Dawson between July 20 and now.
  • Residents of Whitehorse and visitors to Whitehorse who were in:
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; and
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral, 406 Steele Street, on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

If you have symptoms and were in the above locations

Dawson City residents can get tested

When: Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
Where: Dawson Community Hospital or Dawson Health Centre
Phone: 867-993-4444

Whitehorse residents can get tested

When: Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9

How:

  1. Phone Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC): 867-667-5080
  2. Say that you were in:
    • Dawson City between July 20 and August 7; or
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; or
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Residents of other Yukon communities

  1. Contact your local health centre to arrange for testing.
  2. Say that you were in:
    • Dawson City between July 20 and now; or
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; or
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday, August 2 at the 10:30 a.m. service.

If you were in the above locations, but have no symptoms

  1. Self-monitor for 14 days after your possible exposure.
  2. If you develop symptoms no matter how mild, self-isolate immediately and:

If you have symptoms, but were not in the above locations

Phone the Respiratory Assessment Centre (RAC) 867-393-3083. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 31, 2020: possible exposure in Dawson and Whitehorse (active)

2 people from another jurisdiction tested positive shortly after returning home from a trip to Yukon. The Chief Medical Officer of Health completed a risk assessment and concluded that the risk to local people is low.

Anyone who develops any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, should self-isolate and arrange for testing. 

Possible exposure in Dawson 

  • Between Monday, July 20, 2020, and Wednesday, July 22, 2020

If you're in Dawson and you've developed symptoms after these dates phone Dawson City Hospital to arrange for testing on:

  • Saturday, August 1; or
  • Sunday, August 2.

Phone: 867-993-4444

Make sure you say you were at 1 of the exposure locations.

Possible exposure in Whitehorse

  • Integra Tire on the morning of Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Walmart on the morning of Thursday, July 23, 2020 

If you developed symptoms after these dates and were at these locations at these times, phone Yukon Communicable Disease Control to arrange for testing on:

  • Saturday, August 1; or
  • Sunday, August 2.

Phone: 867-667-5080

Make sure you say you were at 1 of the exposure locations.

If you do not have symptoms

If you were in these locations but have no symptoms monitor yourself for 14 days after your possible exposure. 

If you develop symptoms, no matter how mild, you should self-isolate immediately and:

Read the July 31, 2020, possible exposure notice.

March 27, 2020: possible exposure in Whitehorse (inactive)

Whitehorse

Bethany Church

  • March 8, 2020: Sunday morning gathering or the “Kids Zone”
  • March 15, 2020: Sunday morning gathering

Elias Dental

  • March 9 to 13, 2020 
  • March 16, 2020

Risk assessments

If you do not develop symptoms, you do not need to self-isolate. Risk assessments have been completed and the risk to people from these possible exposures is low.

Read the update.

1 resident of Whitehorse has tested positive for COVID-19. This person visited Dawson in the last 14 days.

Who should self-monitor for symptoms?

  • Residents of Dawson.
  • People who visited Dawson between July 20 and now.
  • Residents of Whitehorse and visitors to Whitehorse who were in:
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; and
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral, 406 Steele Street, on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

If you have symptoms and were in the above locations

Dawson City residents can get tested

When: Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
Where: Dawson Community Hospital or Dawson Health Centre
Phone: 867-993-4444

Whitehorse residents can get tested

When: Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9

How:

  1. Phone Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC): 867-667-5080
  2. Say that you were in:
    • Dawson City between July 20 and August 7; or
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; or
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday, August 2, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Residents of other Yukon communities

  1. Contact your local health centre to arrange for testing.
  2. Say that you were in:
    • Dawson City between July 20 and now; or
    • Real Canadian Superstore between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1; or
    • Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday, August 2 at the 10:30 a.m. service.

If you were in the above locations, but have no symptoms

  1. Self-monitor for 14 days after your possible exposure.
  2. If you develop symptoms no matter how mild, self-isolate immediately and:

If you have symptoms, but were not in the above locations

Phone the Respiratory Assessment Centre (RAC) 867-393-3083. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 people from another jurisdiction tested positive shortly after returning home from a trip to Yukon. The Chief Medical Officer of Health completed a risk assessment and concluded that the risk to local people is low.

Anyone who develops any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, should self-isolate and arrange for testing. 

Possible exposure in Dawson 

  • Between Monday, July 20, 2020, and Wednesday, July 22, 2020

If you're in Dawson and you've developed symptoms after these dates phone Dawson City Hospital to arrange for testing on:

  • Saturday, August 1; or
  • Sunday, August 2.

Phone: 867-993-4444

Make sure you say you were at 1 of the exposure locations.

Possible exposure in Whitehorse

  • Integra Tire on the morning of Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Walmart on the morning of Thursday, July 23, 2020 

If you developed symptoms after these dates and were at these locations at these times, phone Yukon Communicable Disease Control to arrange for testing on:

  • Saturday, August 1; or
  • Sunday, August 2.

Phone: 867-667-5080

Make sure you say you were at 1 of the exposure locations.

If you do not have symptoms

If you were in these locations but have no symptoms monitor yourself for 14 days after your possible exposure. 

If you develop symptoms, no matter how mild, you should self-isolate immediately and:

Read the July 31, 2020, possible exposure notice.

Whitehorse

Bethany Church

  • March 8, 2020: Sunday morning gathering or the “Kids Zone”
  • March 15, 2020: Sunday morning gathering

Elias Dental

  • March 9 to 13, 2020 
  • March 16, 2020

Risk assessments

If you do not develop symptoms, you do not need to self-isolate. Risk assessments have been completed and the risk to people from these possible exposures is low.

Read the update.