April 14, 2021: COVID-19 update

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

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of Wednesday, April 14, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 76. Seventy-three people have recovered, one person has died and there are two active cases. We have tested 6,985 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, April 12, there were 42,354 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 24,701 first doses and 17,653 second doses.

April 13, 2021: public exposure notification

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued a potential exposure notification for three locations in Whitehorse related to yesterday’s case announcement. These notifications are issued as a precaution. This does not mean that a business failed to follow the COVID-19 health guidelines.

Public exposure notification 

All locations are for Friday, April 9, 2021

April 12, 2021: one new COVID-19 case confirmed

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirms one new case of COVID-19 in Yukon.

  • Case 75 is a Whitehorse resident and is linked to the previously announced case involving an out of territory resident who travelled to Yukon.

Health status: Self-isolating at home. Contact tracing is ongoing.   

April 11, 2021: COVID-19 public exposure notification

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued a potential exposure notification for the 1:35 p.m. Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse on Saturday, April 3.

April 9, 2021: public exposure notification

Please note the flight date has been updated to Sunday, April 4.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has issued a potential exposure notification for the 6:30 p.m. flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse on Sunday, April 4.

Statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh

Premier Sandy Silver has issued the following statement:

“It is with deep sadness that I learned today of the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Prince Philip devoted his life to others. He served in the Royal Navy for 13 years, starting in 1939 as a Cadet. He continued to champion personal achievement and founded the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This global program encourages young people to pursue worthwhile activities in the name of service to their communities in hopes of inspiring others to reach for their full potential.

Statement from Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh

Commissioner Angélique Bernard has issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Yukoners, I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Yukon fondly remembers his late Royal Highness’s Prince Philip’s visits to the territory, on his own in 1954 and then in 1959 in the company of the Queen.

April 7, 2021: COVID-19 update

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

COVID-19 cases and recoveries

As of Tuesday, April 6, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 74. Seventy-three people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,933 people.

Vaccination rollout progress

As of the end of the day Monday, April 5, there were 37,193 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 23,954 first doses and 13,239 second doses.

March 31, 2021: An out of territory resident has tested positive for COVID-19

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed one new case of COVID-19 today, bringing the territory’s total to 74 cases.

This new case is in a Yukon resident who acquired the infection out of territory, was tested out of the territory and will remain out of territory until they are non-infectious.

While this increases Yukon’s case count, it does not increase the number of cases active in the territory.

Anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms is asked to self-isolate and arrange for testing immediately: 

Grades 10 to 12 students in Whitehorse to return to full-time, in-person classes

Grades 10 to 12 students at F.H. Collins, Vanier Catholic and Porter Creek secondary schools will be able to return to full-time, in-person classes on April 19, 2021.

Two planning days have been scheduled to support school staff in adjusting their course plans for the remainder of the school year. Grades 10 to 12 students will not attend in-class school during these two days and will be expected to be learning from home on work assigned by their teachers. Planning days are scheduled for: