COVID-19 pandemic in Yukon

On March 22, 2020, Premier Sandy Silver and the Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Hanley, announced that Yukon had its first cases of COVID-19 in Yukon, a couple who had attended a convention in the United States and then returned home to Whitehorse.[1]

COVID-19 pandemic in Yukon
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationYukon, Canada
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseDecember 31, 2019 (worldwide)
Arrival dateMarch 22, 2020
Confirmed cases11
Active cases0
Government website
Information about COVID-19

As of May 13, 2020, Yukon has reported 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with all 11 of them recovered. 1,112 tests have been completed, with 1076 confirmed negative and 8 still under investigation.[2]

On March 20, 2020, the government of Yukon advised to stop all non-essential travel.[3] On March 22, after its first case, the government limited non-essential travel out of the territory or into remote communities to protect Yukon's most vulnerable citizens.[4] On April 17, minister of community services John Streicker signed the Ministerial Order, which allowed enforcement officers to deny entry to non-essential travellers.[5] All schools are currently closed.[6]


  1. ^ "Yukon has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 1st in the territory". CBC News. March 22, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Information about COVID-19". February 6, 2020. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Information for Yukoners on Canada-US border restrictions". Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health provides update on COVID-19". Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "New border control measures come into force". Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "COVID-19 travel information specifically for Yukoners". Retrieved May 13, 2020.