Students at Whitehorse secondary school told to self-isolate over COVID-19 concerns

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WHITEHORSE — Yukon's top doctor says the territory has recorded nine new cases of COVID-19 and a group of graduating teens who attended a prom event will need to self-isolate.

Dr. Brendan Hanley says one of the nine new cases is a student at F.H. Collins in Whitehorse.

He says the Grade 12 student attended a prom event on June 11, and anyone who attended will need to self-isolate until June 26.

In addition, students in four Grade 9 classes at Porter Creek Senior Secondary will also need to self-isolate, but Hanley did not give a reason as to why.

Yukon is dealing with a surge in COVID-19 cases, with 64 active cases.

Thirty-one of the cases are believed to be of the Gamma variant first identified in Brazil.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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