New requirement to assist with contact tracing

Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, restaurants and bars throughout Yukon will be required to maintain a daily list of patrons. Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley, has introduced this requirement to assist with contact tracing.

One patron in each party will be required to sign in and provide contact information. The eating and drinking establishments will be required to keep the sheets for 30 days. They will only be provided to Yukon Communicable Disease Control if an exposure has been identified.

The most up-to-date information on Yukon restaurants and bars can be found at https://yukon.ca/en/guidelines-covid-19.

We have been very pleased with the collaboration with Yukon restaurants and bars as well as their exemplary demonstration of COVID-19 safe practices. An additional measure to protect customers and staff will be a daily list so that, we will be able to directly contact individuals who may have been present during an exposure. A list will mean contact tracers can reach out to contacts more quickly and help to prevent any further transmission.  

Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley

Quick facts 
  • The requirement is being introduced under the Eating and Drinking Establishment Regulations through Environmental Health Services.

  • Operators and owners were advised Wednesday, December 2, of the new requirement.

  • Yukon is not the only jurisdictions requiring bars and restaurants to collect and maintain this information.

  • Restaurants and bars will only be asked to produce these lists if a positive COVID-19 case is identified.

Contact 

Patricia Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-364