There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Yukon and the risk of infection from the virus in Yukon – and throughout Canada – remains low.
It is important to remember that you can protect yourself from COVID-19 in very much the same way as you protect yourself from getting the flu.
✓ wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
✓ cough into a tissue or your elbow;
✓ avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
✓ clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched a lot;
✓ keep your distance from those who are ill; and
✓ stay home if you are sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include
For most individuals, symptoms will be mild; however, those over 60 years of age or people with underlying medical conditions experience more severe illness including hospitalization.
If you are feeling any of the above symptoms, stay home and call 811 or your healthcare provider for guidance.
Information on COVID-19 is being updated regularly, for the most accurate information specific to Yukon please visit Yukon.ca or the HSS Facebook page.
If you need more information please call your Health Centre or call 811