2020 Arctic Winter Games Cancelled

Joint statement from the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, Government of Yukon, City of Whitehorse, and Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, with the support of the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse, are following a recommendation given by Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health to cancel the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games.

It has been determined that cancelling the 2020 Arctic Winter Games is the most responsible precautionary measure. This decision is a direct result of concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and is supported by the Arctic Winter Games International Committee.

The risk for COVID-19 remains low in Yukon and there are currently no cases of COVID-19 in the territory. Yukon’s medical system has been and remains well prepared to manage suspected cases of COVID-19 that may arise in Yukon.

Press conference to follow at 3:00 p.m. on March 7 at the Government of Yukon Main Administration Building.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca  

News release #: 
20-047