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Acting CMOH reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Exposure notices issued for Better Bodies, Christ the King school
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Catherine Elliott has reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, between Oct. 25 and 27. The number of active cases now sits at 69.

Ten of the new cases are in Whitehorse and one is in Watson Lake.

Along with the case numbers, exposure notices were issued.

  • Better Bodies on Oct. 22 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., Oct. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Oct. 26 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

An exposure notice at Christ the King impacts students and staff in the Grade 3B class on Oct. 21 and Oct. 26. Notices with instructions have been sent to those impacted.

Additional public exposure notices were issued on Oct. 28:

  • Three Air North flights — 4N761 on Oct. 21, 4N563 on Oct. 23, 4N563 on Oct. 25 — were tagged for exposure.
  • Ajax Steel on Oct. 14 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • The Canada Games Centre gym and hot tub area on Oct. 26 between 8 and 10:30 p.m.
  • Grow with Joy Child Care from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20. Staff and children in the infent groups are affected.

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health is continuing to remind everyone who has symptoms to get tested, no matter where they are located. Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse should call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing.

People in communities should contact their rural community health centre.

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About the Author: Stephanie Waddell

I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023.
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