COVID-19 outbreaks declared at Whitehorse correctional centre, long-term care home

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Yukon’s chief medical officer of health declared two COVID-19 outbreaks in Whitehorse and noted increased activity at a downtown shelter.

Dr. Sudit Ranade declared an outbreak at Whistle Bend Place, a long-term care home, on July 15, and at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on July 21.

“Both of the outbreaks are still active,” wrote Yukon Department of Health spokesperson Samantha Henney in an email to CBC News on Friday.

She added there’s increased COVID-19 activity at the downtown Whitehorse shelter on Alexander Street but that it is not considered an outbreak.

The government no longer issues COVID-19 public outbreak notices in the Yukon.

Henney wrote that routine outbreak management procedures were put in place

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