November 1, 2021: COVID-19 case update

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 from noon Friday, October 29, until noon Monday, November 1. The number of active cases is currently 68.

People from out of the territory who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the Yukon’s active case count but not in the Yukon’s total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.

The total number of confirmed cases in Yukon residents since March 2020 is 944.

Since March 2020, 874 people have recovered. Ten people have died. 

For the new cases since noon on Friday, October 29: 

  • Twenty-two are Whitehorse residents.
  • One is a resident of Carmacks.

Public exposure notices

Canada Games Centre – Family Pucks and Sticks, Northwestel Ice 

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Time: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Anyone at this location during this time should self-monitor for symptoms until November 7, and get tested if they develop any symptoms.

Canada Games Centre – Wellness Centre

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Anyone at this location during this time should self-monitor for symptoms until November 9, and get tested if they develop any symptoms.

School exposure notices

École Émilie-Tremblay

Class: Grade 6 (Please note: this is not the 5/6 split class)
Dates:

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Wednesday October 27, 2021

Who's affected: students and staff who attended or worked in this class

Yukon Communicable Disease Control has directly advised everyone involved with a notification letter.

Holy Family Elementary School

Class: Grade 3
Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021

Who’s affected: students and staff who attended or worked in this class  

Yukon Communicable Disease Control has directly advised everyone involved with a notification letter.

Testing and vaccines

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to remind everyone who has symptoms to get tested. Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre. 

Yukoners are also reminded that the best way to protect themselves and the people around them is to get fully vaccinated. COVID-19 and its variants spread easily. People can pass infection on even if they do not have any symptoms. Everyone aged 12 and older can get vaccinated in the Yukon.
 

Contact 

Dana Clark
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-332-6985
dana.clark@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-435