April 9, 2021: public exposure notification

Please note the flight date has been updated to Sunday, April 4.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued a potential exposure notification for the 6:30 p.m. flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse on Sunday, April 4.

New information has become available regarding a previous case. This person was infected with the variant B.1.1.7 while outside Yukon. They had originally been cleared to travel but based on new information it was determined they were infectious while on the flight. In addition to this public notification, contact tracing with passengers seated in close proximity to the case is underway. Although the risk of exposure is low on flights, we are taking a precautionary approach. No other exposures of concern have been identified in Yukon.

This person followed all public health advice and is now determined to be recovered. There remain no active cases of COVID-19 in Yukon.  

Public exposure notification 

People may have been exposed to COVID-19 infection if they were on the following flight:


  • Sunday, April 4, 2021
    • Air Canada 8889
    • Vancouver to Whitehorse
    • Departure 6:30 p.m., arrival 8:49 p.m.

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 https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/.

Safe 6 plus 1

Everyone 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


Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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