March 3, 2021: COVID-19 update

    As of today, Yukon is extending the state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. This extension is critical to supporting the health, safety and economic wellbeing of Yukoners and ensures that all Ministerial Orders enacted under the State of Emergency remain in place, including the requirement for those entering the territory to self-isolate for 14 days.

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

    State of emergency

    As of today, Yukon is extending the state of emergency under the Civil Emergency Measures Act. This extension is critical to supporting the health, safety and economic wellbeing of Yukoners and ensures that all Ministerial Orders enacted under the State of Emergency remain in place, including the requirement for those entering the territory to self-isolate for 14 days.

    A full list of the orders and legislative changes made under the Civil Emergency Measures Act can be found on https://yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/covid-19-information/latest-updates-covid-19/legislation-changes-covid-19

    COVID-19 cases and recoveries

    As of Tuesday, March 2, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 72. Seventy-one people have recovered, one person has died and there are no active cases. We have tested 6,667 people.

    Vaccination rollout progress

    As of end of day Monday, March 1, there were 17,168 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered in Yukon. This number includes 11,503 first doses and 5,665 second doses. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

    A clinic opened March 1 in Whitehorse for residents age 18 and older to receive vaccines by appointment.

    Second vaccines for Yukon communities are underway. Residents age 18 and older will have the opportunity receive their first shot during the second visit. A third visit will ensure that everyone in the communities is able to get immunized.

    To book an appointment and find more information, visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot.

    COVID-19 testing

    From Wednesday, February 24, to Tuesday March 2, there were 43 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse.

    The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Those experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or a health centre.

    Enforcement statistics 

    The Government of Yukon has received 1,517 complaints as of March 2:

    • Failure to self-isolate: 847
    • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 38
    • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on their designated route: 439
    • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 14
    • Failure to abide by declaration form: 27
    • Failure to wear a mask: 114
    • Failure to physical distance: 38

    Two charges for failure to issue a declaration, one charge for failure to self-isolate as required and one charge for failure to wear a mask have been laid since February 24.

    There have been a total of 53 charges and 43 people charged under the Civil Emergency Measures Act.

    Number of total incoming travellers: 71,452

    • Resident travellers: 19,353
    • BC residents: 15,810
    • NWT residents: 510
    • Other approved jurisdictions: 421
    • Non-residents staying: 12,863
    • Non-residents transiting: 22,394
    • Other: 1
    • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 382

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