Information on self-isolation

Anyone arriving in Yukon must self-isolate for 14 days

For limited exceptions to this legal requirement, please read the Civil Emergency Measures Health Protection (COVID-19) Order and the Civil Emergency Measures Self-Isolation Exception for Traditional Activities (COVID-19) Order.

For Yukon residents, 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.

For non-residents, they must self-isolate in Whitehorse.

Questions or need support with self-isolation?

Phone toll free: 1-877-374-0425

The phone line and email address are monitored between 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. If you need assistance between outside these times, or you need to talk to someone directly, phone the Emergency Support Services team: 867-332-4587.

Find answers to common questions about COVID-19 and Yukon's response.

How to self-isolate

  • Stay home and do not go anywhere you could infect others. 
  • Avoid situations where you could infect others
  • Stay away from social gatherings, work, school, day cares, health care facilities, grocery stores and any other public gatherings.
  • You may go outdoors for fresh air when by yourself.
  • Do not have face-to-face contact (within 2 metres or 6 feet) with anyone while outdoors.

Avoid having visitors

  • Avoid having visitors in your home.
  • It's okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop food off or other things you may need.
  • Avoid contact with older adults and other people with chronic medical conditions, such as:
    • immune deficiencies;
    • lung problems;
    • heart disease; and
    • diabetes.

Keep your distance

  • If you have to share a space with other household members who have not travelled, stay away from each other (2 metres or 6 feet apart) as much as possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • If you must share toilet facilities, these should be cleaned daily.
  • Avoid sharing household items.
  • You should not share the following with people in your home:
    • drinking glasses;
    • cups;
    • eating utensils;
    • pillows; or
    • other items.
  • After using household items you should clean them.

Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow.
  • Throw used tissues immediately into the garbage and wash your hands.

Wash your hands

  • You and your family should wash your hands frequently.
  • Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands if they're dirty, after using the bathroom, and before eating.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If water is not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

Be careful when touching garbage

  • All waste can go into regular garbage bins.
  • When emptying the garbage, take care to not touch used tissues with your hands.
  • Line the garbage with a plastic bag to make waste disposal easier and safer.
  • Clean your hands with soap and water after emptying the garbage.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean your home with regular household cleaners.
  • Clean on a daily basis regularly touched items, such as:
    • toilets;
    • sink taps;
    • handles;
    • door knobs;
    • light switches;
    • cellphones; and
    • bedside tables.

Download the self-isolation PDF.