COVID-19 Public Update

MARCH 27, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

This information is subject to change without notice. Changes from the last update are highlighted.

Visit Yukon.ca/COVID-19 for the latest updates and to self-assess.

If you think you are sick, do not go to the hospital or health centre. Call 8-1-1.

     
Yukon testsConfirmed cases: 4Negative tests: 556Pending results: 43Completed tests: 603
     
 
Emergency status: a state of emergency was declared on March 27, 2020.
 
Health care The Government of Yukon is notifying Yukoners of two possible sources of COVID-19 exposure in the territory.
Learn more Yukon.ca/en/news/potential-covid-19-exposure-Yukon 
If you have concerns about COVID-19 you can use the online assessment tool at Yukon.ca/COVID-19. 
A respiratory assessment centre is now open in Whitehorse to support people with acute respiratory illness who need medical assessment. Yukoners will be referred to the centre from 811, a family physician’s office, Yukon Communicable Disease Control or a hospital emergency department. Yukon hospitals have suspended all non-urgent or routine services from Thursday, March 26. The hospitals will continue to provide urgent emergency care. No visitors are allowed at Yukon hospitals, with few exceptions. Learn more at Yukon.ca/COVID-19.
The Health Care Insurance Plan will cover Yukon residents who are not able to return to the territory because of the pandemic. The usual requirement to be resident in Yukon for at least 180 days to qualify will be waived.
Travel and borders If you have travelled outside Yukon in the last 14 days, you must self-isolate for 14 days as soon as you arrive in Yukon. This is mandatory. Learn more at https://yukon.ca/en/information-self-isolation. 
Avoid non-essential travel into and out of Yukon, and travel to Yukon’s rural communities. The Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. Avoid all international travel.
Social distancing Gatherings over 10 people are not allowed. Do not attend any gatherings if you are aged 65 or older, have an underlying health condition, or work in healthcare or an essential service. Self-isolate if you are sick or returning from travel. Maintain a 2-metre spacing from others. Indoor recreation facilities and libraries are closed until further notice. Public school is suspended until April 15. See a list of closures, cancellations and facility restrictions at Yukon.ca/COVID-19. 
Businesses and financial relief The Governments of Yukon and Canada have taken steps to support local workers and businesses. Visit Yukon.ca/Work to learn more about these measures.
The Government of Canada will increase the wage subsidy for small businesses from 10% to 75%. Learn more https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html 
 

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