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.
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
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;
- 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:
- sink taps;
- door knobs;
- light switches;
- cellphones; and
- bedside tables.