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COVID-19 Potential Exposures

Post Date:11/27/2020 8:55 PM

Update: As of Monday, November 30, the Wellness Centre has reopened and fitness classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1.

Whitehorse The City of Whitehorse is notifying the public of potential exposures to COVID-19 on Whitehorse Transit and at the Canada Games Centre.

A public exposure notification has been issued for the Canada Games Centre Wellness Centre (Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to Noon) and Whitehorse Transit Nov. 18 and 19.

Effective immediately, the Wellness Centre is closed and all fitness classes have been canceled until further notice.

Dr. Catherine Elliott, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, advises that the Canada Games Centre should not be closed at this time. She advises there is no indication that anyone at the Canada Games Centre has been infected with COVID-19. She recommends that patrons of the Canada Games Centre follow COVID-19 protocols in place at the facility. 

Individuals who used Whitehorse Transit or attended the Canada Games Centre Wellness Centre on those specific days should self-monitor for the development of COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days, to prevent further transmission.

If you develop symptoms at any time, you should self-isolate immediately and contact the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre at 867-393-3083.

If you were in contact with anyone who was at one of the locations listed above, you are a secondary contact and you do not need to self-isolate. Visit Yukon.ca for more information on self-isolation.

If you are not notified and do not have symptoms, you may continue with your usual daily activities. Remember to always follow the Safe 6 and we encourage you to wear a mask when required.

Face masks are mandatory at the Canada Games Centre, as well as on board Whitehorse Transit vehicles.

Contact:

Myles Dolphin
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse
(867) 689-0515
Myles.dolphin@whitehorse.ca     

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