Coronavirus

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Some COVID-19 restrictions set to ease Dec. 4 while masks remain in place

The government says that 2 per cent of full-time employees refused to provide proof of vaccination.

 

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)

Territory reports 13th COVID-19 death

Number of active cases now at 69

 

Premier Sandy Silver during a live update on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference in Whitehorse on March 27, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Pfizer vaccine for Yukon kids available first week of December

The Yukon is expected to receive its first doses of Pfizer COVID-19…

 

COVID-19 case totals in the Yukon showed an encouraging downward trend on Monday, Nov. 22. (File Photo)

COVID-19 case count falling in the Yukon

Only 45 new cases reported over weekend.

COVID-19 case totals in the Yukon showed an encouraging downward trend on Monday, Nov. 22. (File Photo)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on Nov. 17. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)

Yukon reports 12th COVID-19 death

The Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau has…

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on Nov. 17. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on Nov. 17. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)

Yukon entering ‘circuit-breaker’ mode as case counts plateau

Rapid testing for elementary school students is under consideration, acting CMOH says

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in the Yukon on Nov. 17. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)
Approximately 40 cars were lined up for drive-thru COVID-19 testing during the noon hour at the car wash across the Alaska Highway from the airport in Whitehorse on Nov. 10, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon sees 97 new COVID-19 cases, one death over weekend

The territory has expanded hours at the testing facility in Whitehorse.

Approximately 40 cars were lined up for drive-thru COVID-19 testing during the noon hour at the car wash across the Alaska Highway from the airport in Whitehorse on Nov. 10, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The Tantalus School in Carmacks switched to remote learning today in response to a swell of COVID-19 cases. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Carmacks school moves to remote classes

Over 200 COVID-19 tests were pending in the Yukon as of Wednesday

The Tantalus School in Carmacks switched to remote learning today in response to a swell of COVID-19 cases. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Approximately 40 cars were lined up for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the car wash across the Alaska Highway from the airport Whitehorse on Nov. 10. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Long waits reported at Whitehorse’s drive-thru testing centre

The Whitehorse drive-thru COVID-19 testing centre reopened on Nov. 10 and was…

Approximately 40 cars were lined up for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the car wash across the Alaska Highway from the airport Whitehorse on Nov. 10. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver speaks to media following question period at the legislature on Nov. 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon’s opposition parties ask for transparency on COVID-19 decisions

Both the NDP and Yukon Party have asked for more information on CMOH advice

Premier Sandy Silver speaks to media following question period at the legislature on Nov. 10. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon sees 30 new cases per day and ‘widespread’ transmission

The Civil Emergency Measures Act is back with masks and proof of vaccination measures

Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Nov. 2. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Nov. 2. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

More COVID-19 cases reported between Oct. 27 and 29

Exposure notices for school and business announced; care home outbreak ends

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced more COVID-19 cases, mostly based in Whitehorse on Oct. 29. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Discarded needles and vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine used at a vaccine clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Discarded needles and vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine used at a vaccine clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

COVID-19 booster shots offered to Yukoners over 50

People are eligible for a booster six months after their first COVID-19 vaccine shots

Discarded needles and vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine used at a vaccine clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Discarded needles and vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine used at a vaccine clinic in Old Crow on Feb. 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

‘I don’t think we’ve ever discussed firing anybody,’ says Yukon minister on vaccine mandate

Streicker said leave without pay for unvaccinated public servants is one option among many

Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Whistle Bend Place

‘The current situation is contained and routine outbreak management procedures are in place,’ Elliott says

Whistle Bend Place main entrance. Visitors are not allowed at the care facility for 28 days after one case was discovered in the facility. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

24 new COVID-19 cases emerge over the weekend, most are Whitehorse residents

Exposure notices issued for two Whitehorse businesses.

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced July 21 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory mask usage, will be lifted on Aug. 4. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)