Authorities issue COVID-19 exposure notices for 3 locations in Whitehorse

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The Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. The running track inside was one of three locations identified as possible sites of COVID-19 exposure in an advisory from health officials sent Saturday.
The Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse. The running track inside was one of three locations identified as possible sites of COVID-19 exposure in an advisory from health officials sent Saturday.

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Health authorities in Whitehorse are advising residents of three locations that have recently been the site of possible exposure to COVID-19.

"These notifications are issued as a precaution," the release says. "It does not mean COVID-19 plans, regulations and guidelines have not been followed."

Health authorities say people may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they were at the following locations at the specified times:

  • The running track of the Canada Games Centre between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4;

  • The dining room and off-sales of Whiskey Jack's Pub & Grill between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6; and

  • The Better Bodies gym between 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Anyone who was in these locations at that time should self-isolate and monitor for symptoms, and arrange to get tested if necessary.

The advisory reminds residents to observe public health measures like frequent hand-washing, physical distancing and mask-wearing in all indoor public spaces.

Yukon has just one active case of COVID-19, according to a government website. More than 6,400 people have been tested, and just 71 residents have been diagnosed with the disease so far.

Over 10,000 have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 1,000 have received their second dose.