Restaurants and bars in Yukon required to record patron contacts for tracing

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WHITEHORSE — Yukon recorded three new COVID-19 cases in Whitehorse as the territory prepared to introduce new rules for restaurants and bars.

The territory says in a statement Friday that the new infections bring the total active case count to 12.

There have been 54 people infected in Yukon over the course of the pandemic.

Beginning Monday, the government says restaurants and bars will be required to collect information from their patrons to assist contact tracers.

One patron from each party will be required to sign in, and the eating and drinking establishments must keep the daily lists for 30 days.

The lists will only be shared with Yukon Communicable Disease Control if an exposure has been identified.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2020.

The Canadian Press