Control measures in place as COVID-19 outbreak declared at Whitehorse Correctional Centre

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is undertaking contact tracing for a COVID-19 outbreak at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. The outbreak includes three cases at this time and contact tracing is ongoing.

Control measures were quickly implemented by the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, including visitor restrictions since the cases were first detected.

We are working closely with the Whitehorse Correctional Centre to manage this outbreak. I am reassured by the rapid implementation of control measures at the centre, and am grateful to staff and inmates for their cooperation. We will learn more in the coming days as contact tracing continues.

acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott

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Brittanee Stewart
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-667-3673
brittanee.stewart@yukon.ca

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21-482