The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott reports four new cases of COVID-19 from noon Wednesday, September 15, to noon Friday, September 17. The number of active cases is currently at 25.
Total number of confirmed Yukon cases since March 22, 2020: 716; 666 cases since June 1, including out of territory residents diagnosed in the Yukon and probable cases. Since March 22, 2020, 686 people have recovered.
Out of territory individuals who are diagnosed in the Yukon are counted in the active count but not in the Yukon total case count as they are counted in their home jurisdiction.
For the four new cases since noon on Wednesday, September 15:
- One in Whitehorse.
- Three in a rural Yukon.
Public exposure notice
The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a public exposure notice for the following location:
- Johnson Elementary School in Watson Lake
- Students in Grades 1 in class between September 7 and September 9, 2021, are asked to self-isolate until September 19 and self-monitor until September 23. Staff not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated are also being asked to self-isolate.
- Students in Grade 4 in class between September 7 and September 9, 2021, and September 13 to September 15, 2021, are asked to self-isolate until September 25 and then self-monitor until September 30.
A rapid-response testing team will arrive in Watson Lake on Monday, September 20, to begin testing on Tuesday, September 21. Testing is available over the weekend at Watson Lake Community Hospital.
Testing and vaccines
Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing. People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.