November 18, 2020: COVID-19 public health notification issued for Whitehorse

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Whitehorse, bringing the territory’s total to 26 cases.

Investigation into the original source of exposure for this case is ongoing. Yukon Communicable Disease Control is leading this work and has been actively reaching out to all contacts.

Public exposure notices have been issued.

Anyone who has been at of the following locations and who develops symptoms should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse or contact the health centre in their community and say they were in one of these places.

  • Starbucks, Main Street, Whitehorse
    • Thursday, November 12 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
    • Friday, November 13 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
  • Starbucks, Chilkoot Way, Whitehorse
    • Saturday, November 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Better Bodies, Whitehorse 
    • Thursday, November 12 between 6:30 p.m. and closing
    • Friday, November 13 between 6:30 p.m. and closing  
  • Diwali Festival, 120 Copper Road Whitehorse on Saturday, November 14, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. 
  • Giorgio’s Cuccina, Whitehorse on Saturday, November 14, between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 
  • Tony’s Pasta and Seafood House in the SKKY hotel, on the Alaska Highway, Whitehorse on Saturday, November 14 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The symptoms that can occur with COVID-19 are:  

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches

Clarissa Wall
Communications, Health and Social Services

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