April 12, 2021: one new COVID-19 case confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirms one new case of COVID-19 in Yukon.

  • Case 75 is a Whitehorse resident and is linked to the previously announced case involving an out of territory resident who travelled to Yukon.

Health status: Self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.   

Public exposure notification

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has expanded the public notification for passengers who were on the following flight, due to receiving further information related to the previous notification:

  • Saturday, April 3, 2021
    • Air North flight 4N538
    • Vancouver to Whitehorse
    • Departure 1:35 p.m., arrival 3:59 p.m.

Anyone who was on this flight and has symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. People who were on the flight and do not have symptoms can also get tested. Everyone on the flight should continue to follow their self-isolation plan for entering Yukon. However, they’re allowed to leave self-isolation for testing but should resume isolating after they have been tested. 

In addition, anyone who was in the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport terminal between 4 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, should self-monitor and get tested if they develop symptoms.

Anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should self-isolate and remain at home, take the online self-assessment and arrange to get tested either by calling 867-393-3083 or booking a test online at: https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone in Yukon should continue to follow the Safe 6 plus 1. Plus 1 means wear a mask in all indoor public spaces. Information about the Safe 6 is at: practisesafe6.ca

Contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-103