November 27, 2020: new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 45 cases. There are currently 15 active cases in Yukon.

All three cases are in Whitehorse and all remain under investigation:

  • Case 43 and 44 are linked to a known case in Whitehorse.
  • Case 45 is linked to travel outside Yukon.

Additional public exposure notifications are being issued for:

  • Better Bodies
    • Sunday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
       
  • Canada Games Centre in the Wellness Room
    • Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m. to noon.  
       
  • Sakura Sushi
    • Friday, November 20, 5 p.m. to closing
       
  • Whitehorse Transit
    • Wednesday, November 18:
      • Route #2 from Copper Ridge to 2nd Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      • Route #2 from 2nd Avenue to Copper ridge between 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  
         
    • Thursday, November 19:
      • Route #2 from Copper Ridge to 2nd Avenue between the times of 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  
      • Route #5 from 2nd Avenue to Range Road between 7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.  
      • Route #2 from 2nd Avenue to Copper Ridge between 10 p.m. to 10:30 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:

  • 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

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.

Contact 

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

News release #: 
20-355