November 17, 2020: COVID-19 update

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, November 17, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 25. Twenty-two people have recovered and there are currently two active cases. A new case announced today is linked to a previous case. Yukoners are encouraged to check the public health notificiation.

We have tested 4,376 people for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre

From Monday, November 9, to Sunday, November 15, we tested 122 people at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) in Whitehorse.

Spread of misinformation       

Be patient and understanding and help reduce the spread of misinformation. If you hear information about COVID-19 in the territory, double check the facts by visiting Yukon.ca before telling others.

Long-term care homes

Residents in long-term care facilities are now allowed to have four people on their visitor list. Visitors are limited to two at a time and then only if they’re in the same social bubble.

Winter activity guidelines

Yukoners are reminded to follow the Safe 6 guidelines when they participate in outdoor winter activities. Winter activity guidelines will be available in the coming weeks on Yukon.ca.

New Civil Emergency Measures Act charges

Two new Civil Emergency Measures Act charges have been laid: one on November 12 and the other on November 15. Both charges were for failing to self-isolate.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 1004 complaints as of November 16.

  • Failure to self-isolate: 575
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 26
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 376
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 10
  • Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 17

A total of 20 people have been charged and 25 charges have been laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

A total of 61,685 travellers have come into Yukon:

  • Resident travellers: 15,836
  • BC residents: 14,527
  • NWT residents: 464
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 266
  • Non-residents staying: 10,063
  • Non-residents transiting: 20,268
  • Other: 97
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 341
Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867- 393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

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

News release #: 
20-336