Yukon Government COVID-19 Update - July 8, 2020

    The count remains at 11 cases of COVID-19 in the territory. The stand alone respiratory assessment centre reopened on Monday, July 6th, at the new location on 49A Waterfront Place in Whitehorse. Five of Yukon's visitor information centres are now open.

    The Government of Yukon has reported that as of July 8th, the count remains at 11 cases of COVID-19 in the territory. We have had no new cases since April 20th, and more than 1,300 people have been tested.

    In anticipation of the demand for increased testing as a result of opening Yukon's borders and in preparation for influenza season, the stand alone respiratory assessment centre reopened on Monday, July 6. The new location is 49A Waterfront Place in Whitehorse and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Effective July 6, Whitehorse General Hospital changed its visiting policy. All admitted patients are now allowed one designated, and consistent, visitor. All maternity, Emergency Room (ER) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients will continue to be permitted one designated visitor or support person. Screeners will remain in place at all public entrances and will ask about travel history and heath symptoms.

    Five of Yukon's visitor information centres are now open. The visitor information centres in Whitehorse, Carcross, Dawson City and Beaver Creek opened on July 1 and the Watson Lake centre opened on July 5. Visitor information centre staff are advising travellers to check to make sure that communities are receptive to visitors and providing reminders for people to visit respectfully.

    To keep up to date with the latest information, Yukoners should visit Yukon.ca/COVID-19.

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