Yukon Government COVID-19 Update - Oct 21, 2020

    As of October 21, 2020, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 17. Fifteen people have recovered and there are currently two active cases, with both people in self-isolation and recovering at home. We have tested 3,814 people.

    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 today, October 21, at 11 a.m., the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 17. Fifteen people have recovered and there are currently two active cases, with both people in self-isolation and recovering at home. We have tested 3,814 people.

    COVID-19 Testing Centre

    From Tuesday, October 13, to Monday, October 19, we tested 100 people at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) in Whitehorse.

    Reporting public concerns

    Be kind and understanding. People in transit through the territory are now driving in winter conditions. Report concerns to covid19info@gov.yk.ca or phone 1-877-374-0425, and avoid direct actions when suspecting someone is not following measures.

    Flu Clinics

    Yukon’s influenza vaccine has been available since Monday, October 19, with the first week aimed at those more vulnerable to complications from influenza. These include Yukon residents with chronic medical conditions, as well as those over 65, pregnant women, and young children.

    Vaccines will be available for the general public as of Monday, October 26. Due to COVID-19, clinics will have been rearranged to ensure proper safety precautions are taken. In addition, certain pharmacists within Whitehorse are offering flu shots by appointment this year.

    Gatherings and social bubbles 

    All Yukoners are reminded to adhere to Yukon’s guidance on gatherings and keep social groups small and intimate. Your social bubble can include 15 people but you should not socialize with more than 10 at a time. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. If you gather with anyone who is not in your social bubble, you must keep a two-metre (six feet) distance from them at all times. Organized and seated gatherings have higher limits, as long as all precautions are observed. See Yukon.ca for more details. 

    New Civil Emergency Measures Act charge

    One charge was laid on October 19 for a Yukon residents who travelled outside of Yukon, BC, NWT and Nunavut within the previous 14 days and did not following self-isolation requirements.

    Canada and U.S. border

    Canada and the U.S. has continued to extend the border closures to non-essential travel until November 21. Yukoners can find more information about what is considered essential travel here.

    Enforcement statistics

    The Government of Yukon has received 930 complaints as of October 18:

    • Failure to self-isolate: 523
    • Gatherings over 10 inside or 50 outside: 25
    • Failure to transit through Yukon in 24 hours or stay on the designated route: 359
    • Businesses failing to comply with orders: 10
    • Failure to abide by a declaration form or not permitted entry into Yukon: 13
    • Other: 1

    There have been a total of 14 people charged, and 19 charges laid under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA).

    A total of 55,130 travellers have come into Yukon:

    • Resident travellers: 12,860
    • BC residents: 12,215
    • NWT residents: 385
    • Other approved jurisdictions: 167
    • Non-residents staying: 9,690
    • Non-residents transiting: 19,728
    • Other: 785
    • Decals distributed indicating out-of-territory vehicles allowed in Yukon: 322

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