The Yukon Party’s recent annual general meeting was the site of a COVID-19 exposure.
The Star was initially informed of the exposure by people who attended the meeting and who have been contacted by public health officials.
When the Star contacted the party, press secretary Tim Kucharuk confirmed the information is correct.
“There was an exposure notice for the Yukon Party AGM held on September 25 at the Yukon Inn,” he wrote in an emailed statement.
“This was a private event and was not open to the public.
“All who attended have been notified by letter from Yukon Communicable Disease Control to self-monitor for symptoms until Oct. 9th, and to get tested if they do develop symptoms.”
Kucharuk did not indicate whether any of the party’s MLAs have shown any symptoms as the legislature reconvened this afternoon for the fall sitting.
“The meeting went over and above all public health guidelines as set out by the chief medical officer of health and the acting chief medical officer of health,” Kucharuk said.
“We continue to encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated.”