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CMOH Advises Whitehorse Prom Attendees To Isolate; New Cases Announced

Students are being asked to play it safe and isolate for the time being. Photo by CKRW File

Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health has announced nine new cases, including one out of territory case that was diagnosed in the Yukon.

Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health is advising Whitehorse students to isolate after nine new cases were announced on Friday.

Dr. Brendan Hanley announced nine new cases, including one out of territory case that was diagnosed in the Yukon.

Due to the nature of the new cases, Grade 12 students who attended the F.H. Collins prom event on Friday, June 11th, are being ordered to self-isolate until the end of the day on Friday, June 25, at 11:59 p.m.

He says everyone who attended the F.H. Collins Cap and Gown event on Thursday, June 10th, is being asked to self-monitor only.

Dr. Hanley is directing students in four separate Grade, 9 classes, at Porter Creek Senior Secondary to self-isolate until the end of the day on Friday, June 25.

Letters are being sent to students in those classes.  

If students or their parents do not receive a letter by end of day Friday, June 18th, the student is not required to self-isolate.

Hanley says while the territory is seeing other school cases but is so far able to focus contact tracing and focus advice to students and parents. 

All the new cases are at home recovering in isolation. There are now 64 active cases in the territory, with 153 total cases since March of 2020.

An additional note:

People who are vaccinated may acquire COVID-19 in rare circumstances and should seek testing if symptoms develop.

Testing turnaround times remain very quick, 24 hours in the previous week, and negative results can now be accessed online for faster access to results.

Anyone experiencing symptoms in Whitehorse is directed to call the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre (CTAC) at 867-393-3083 or book online to arrange for testing at https://book-covid-19-test.service.yukon.ca/en/

Drive-up testing is available from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week beginning June 18 at the CTAC at 49A Waterfront Place. Appointments are required.

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