November 21, 2020: new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 32 cases.

Cases 30 and 31 have been linked to previous cases while case 32 is related to out-of-territory travel. The case investigation is underway and Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) is reaching out to contacts.

An additional public exposure notice is now issued for an already identified location:

  • Better Bodies, Whitehorse
    • Monday, November 16, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Anyone who’s experiencing the symptoms listed below and was at Better Bodies on that date should contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse. Due to a high volume of calls, people may be required to leave a number. The COVID Testing and Assessment Centre staff will then return calls.

Anyone who has the following symptoms, should self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately:  

  • 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

People who were at the other recently named exposure locations should also self-monitor for symptoms. This means watch for any of the symptoms listed above. If any symptoms occur, self-isolate and arrange for testing.

For community exposures such as this, it’s only necessary to self-isolate if symptoms occur. Someone who’s in contact with a person who was at the exposure locations is not required to self-isolate or to self-monitor.

Anyone who has symptoms but was not at a named location should self-isolate, take the online self-assessment, call 811 and arrange for testing at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or through their rural community health centre.

An up-to-date list of potential community exposures can be found here.

All Yukoners are reminded to self-isolate when they:

  • have symptoms;
  • have had a test and are waiting for results;
  • have returned to Yukon from travel outside the territory within the past 14 days; or
  • have been instructed to self-isolate by the Testing and Assessment Centre or their health care provider.

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services

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