Whitehorse COVID-19 screening drive-thru opens

This release has been updated. The drive-thru COVID-19 service will be available until Saturday, November 28, 2020. 

A drive-thru COVID-19 screening service opened in Whitehorse on Sunday, November 22, 2020. The drive-thru is located at Centennial Motors, 91628 Alaska Highway, in the wash bay.

Drive-thru testing will help meet the increased demand for testing. It will be used for people with COVID-19 symptoms, providing an easier and more convenient way for them to get tested.

The service will be available for one week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., ending on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Screening needs will be assessed at the end of this week and the service will be extended if necessary.

Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. To arrange for testing, people should call the COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 in Whitehorse. If anyone cannot access the drive-thru or needs an appointment in a clinic, they should let the testing centre know during their call. Due to a high volume of calls, people may be required to leave a number. Staff will return calls within 24 hours.  

Contact 

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

News release #: 
20-344