October 14, 2020: COVID-19 update

The Government of Yukon has the following updates for the Yukon public on measures underway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of today, October 14, at 11 a.m., the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 15. Everyone has recovered. We have tested 3,635 people.

COVID-19 Testing Centre

From Tuesday, October 6, to Monday, October 12, we tested 93 people at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) in Whitehorse.

Update on previously announced probable case

On Saturday, October 10, we announced a probable case of COVID-19, following tests using the Genexpert analyzer. Confirmatory testing resulted in a negative final result. It is important to remember that contacts are notified through Yukon Communicable Disease Control or Community Nursing. Protection of personal health information is of utmost importance.

Reviewing the state of emergency declaration

The Government of Yukon regularly evaluates the need for the state of emergency and ministerial orders issued under CEMA and may repeal any that are no longer necessary to the current pandemic situation.

The state of emergency and accompanying orders enable the government to adapt and respond rapidly to the pandemic and keep pace with developments across Canada, with the aim to minimize risk and help Yukoners to manage through uncertainty. The state of emergency was extended on September 9 and is valid for up to 90 days.

Land border update

Land border traveller numbers continue to decline as the winter season approaches. Since October 2 there have been 102 self-declaration forms completed at land borders.

The total number of people recorded travelling to Yukon since October 2 is 3,282. This includes residents of Yukon, people transiting through and people entering the territory who are not Yukon residents.

Enforcement statistics

The Government of Yukon has received 911 complaints:

  • Failure to self-isolate: 509
  • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 24
  • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 354
  • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 10
  • Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 13
  • Other: 1

There have been a total of 13 people charged, and 18 charges laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

A total of 53,436 travellers have come into Yukon:

  • Resident travellers: 12,032
  • BC residents: 11,759
  • NWT residents: 354
  • Other approved jurisdictions: 129
  • Non-residents staying: 9,586
  • Non-residents transiting: 19,498
  • Other: 78
  • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 398
Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

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

News release #: 
20-296