Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 42 cases. There are six new recoveries and 12 active cases in Yukon.
Two cases are in Whitehorse and the third is in a rural community:
- Case 40 is linked to a known case in Whitehorse.
- Case 41 is linked to the Diwali festival in Whitehorse.
- Case 42 is the rural case that is still under investigation but likely linked to exposure to one of the other known outbreaks in Whitehorse.
If you were at the Diwali festival on Saturday, November 14 and are experiencing any symptoms we recommend that you get tested immediately.
An additional public exposure notice is being issued for:
- Wednesday, November 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
If you were in contact with anyone who was at one of the locations listed in the public exposure notices, you are a secondary contact and you do not need to self-isolate. Visit Yukon.ca for more information on self-isolation.
If you are not notified and do not have symptoms, you may continue with your usual daily activities. Remember to always follow the Safe 6 and we encourage you to wear a mask when required.
Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms is asked to self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches
If you are experiencing any symptoms and have been at these locations please call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 to arrange for testing. Or drop in at the drive-thru testing centre located at Centennial Motors on the Alaska Highway across from the airport. You can also contact your rural community health centre. Due to a high volume of calls, you may be required to leave a number where you can be contacted. The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre staff will return your call. If you do not receive a call within 24 hours please call back.
The Government of Yukon encourages Yukoners to remain calm and continue to follow the Safe 6 and wear a mask when required. Please be patient and kind to one another.
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