January 20, 2021: COVID-19 update

Please note that the number of Yukoners who have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine has been corrected, as well as the number of decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon.

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of today, January 20, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 70. Sixty-nine people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,175 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of end of day Tuesday, 2,590 Yukoners have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, including all staff and residents of long-term care homes who chose to participate. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

There are currently 18 mobile clinics scheduled in rural and remote areas, and residents within designated communities who are age 18 and older can receive a vaccine.

Yukoners living in Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake and Mount Lorne areas can also book a vaccine appointment if they are 70 years and older or live in group settings. Whitehorse and area residents age 60 and older will be eligible starting February 1 and everyone 18 and over can receive a shot starting February 10.

Appointments can be booked at yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot or by calling 1-877-374-0425. After receiving a vaccine Yukoners must continue following health measures, such as wearing a mask.

COVID-19 testing

From Wednesday, January 13, to Tuesday, January 19, there were 56 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre and drive-thru testing locations in Whitehorse.

The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The drive-thru testing centre in Whitehorse will be closing at the end of the day Friday, January 22, as significantly fewer Yukoners have been using the service in recent weeks. Services at the CTAC will be enhanced as required.  

Those experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or a health centre.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1,349 complaints as of January 20:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 753
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 35
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 425
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
  • Failure to abide by declaration form: 19
  • Failure to wear a mask: 68
  • Failure to physical distance: 35

There have been a total of 40 charges and 33 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA), including 1 new charge since the last COVID-19 update on January 13.

New CEMA charges: 

  • Failure to self-isolate: 1

Number of total incoming travellers: 68,295

  • Resident travellers: 18,394
  • BC residents: 15,477
  • NWT residents: 506
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 356
  • Non-residents staying: 11,844
  • Non-residents transiting: 21,619
  • Other: 99
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 273
Media contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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