Coronavirus

Another Yukoner has died of COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Another Yukoner dies of COVID-19, positive case found at PCSS

Eight new cases were discovered between Sept. 3 and 8.

Another Yukoner has died of COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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 launches proof of vaccination documents

The one-page document can be printed off, downloaded or ordered through the mail.

Premier Sandy Silver holds up a vaccine verification document at a COVID-19 press briefing in Whitehorse on September 7. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)

Public exposure notice released for two Air North flights

Warning for the flight to Vancouver on Aug. 26 and flight from Vancouver on Aug. 29.

Two exposure notices were issued for flights connecting to Vancouver. (Courtesy/Air North)
Air North flight 4N554 on Aug. 29 from Vancouver to Whitehorse has been issued a public exposure notice. (Yukon News/file)

Air North flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse issued a public exposure notice

Anyone on Air North flight 4N554 should self-monitor for symptoms until Sept. 12

Air North flight 4N554 on Aug. 29 from Vancouver to Whitehorse has been issued a public exposure notice. (Yukon News/file)
Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Copper Ridge Place long-term care facility

One resident and staff member caught the virus while in the facility prompting outbreak status

Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Exposure notices issued for hostels in Whitehorse and Haines Junction

Those staying in the hostels from Aug. 17 to Aug. 27 asked to self-monitor.

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Signage outside Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Copper Ridge Place long-term care home

Affected residents are being encouraged to limit movement and visits will be put on hold.

Signage outside Copper Ridge Place. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)

Ross River reporting 17 COVID-19 cases

“This was Ross River’s largest single-day jump in cases since the outbreak began in June.”

The Ross River school is seen in 2008. A rapid testing clinic took place at the school on Aug. 17 and 18. (Jeremy Warren/Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Delta variant confirmed in the Yukon

Nine new cases found on Aug. 18

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott announced nine new cases, two of which are the Delta variant, on Aug. 18. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

COVID-19 state of emergency in Yukon could be repealed Aug. 25

“The more people getting vaccinated, the safer we will be.”

Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn presenting at a COVID-19 update on July 21. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon logs seven new cases for Aug. 5

The territory is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 for Aug. 5.…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
An empty classroom at Vanier Secondary School in Whitehorse on Aug. 12. In addition to the usual teaching challenges, educators will also be instructing on infection control. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Students will return to full-time learning and maskless classrooms

Handwashing, avoidance of crowding and masks in communal spaces will continue

An empty classroom at Vanier Secondary School in Whitehorse on Aug. 12. In addition to the usual teaching challenges, educators will also be instructing on infection control. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death along with seven new cases. (File)

Hanley reports the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death

Seven new cases were also reported on July 30

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley has reported the Yukon’s eighth COVID-19 death along with seven new cases. (File)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces the Yukon’s first COVID-19 related death during a press conference in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020.

Public exposure notice issued for July 23 Whitehorse-Vancouver flight

The “low risk public notice” for Air Canada flight 8890 was issued on Aug. 1.

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley announces the Yukon’s first COVID-19 related death during a press conference in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank, said the food bank will still require masks, safe six inside. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Not all Yukon businesses, institutions will ease mask-wearing in their facilities

Mandatory masks may end on August fourth but not every Yukon business will be jumping on board

Dave Blottner, executive director at the Whitehorse Food Bank, said the food bank will still require masks, safe six inside. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Yukon reports zero new cases of COVID-19 for first time since June 5

All youth born in 2009 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, even if they haven’t yet turned 12

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speak at a COVID-19 update press conference in Whitehorse on Nov. 19. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

COVID-19 update stresses vaccination amid plan to lift restrictions

“Vaccination, not border control, is now our safety net.”

Premier Sandy Silver, left, and Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speak at a COVID-19 update press conference in Whitehorse on Nov. 19. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)

Weekend brings 28 new COVID-19 cases with clusters in Watson Lake

A testing team is visiting Watson Lake, and a vaccine clinic is planned for July 30

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley. (Yukon News file)
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Nine new cases of COVID-19 recorded as of noon July 23

Public exposure notice issued for July 21 Air North flight

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Whitehorse. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)