Whitehorse Daily Star

COVID-19 exposure alert out after party’s meeting

The Yukon Party’s recent annual general meeting was the site of a COVID-19 exposure.

By Whitehorse Star on October 7, 2021

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.”

Comments (8)

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Woodcutter on Oct 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm

Who'd of thunk, that the cons would create their own super spreader event? I agree snowman that it was inevitable as the lip service they provide their base.
Congratulations, it serves you right.

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Yukoner32 on Oct 10, 2021 at 1:31 pm

@Jess You are exactly right. The only way to stop all of these health measures and vaccination pressuring is to elect Currie Dixon and the Yukon Party. There is a reason that Jonas Smith still fully supports them! I'm guessing he will run as a candidate for them in the next territorial election and I couldn't be happier.

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Jess on Oct 10, 2021 at 10:27 am

Barcodes on your forehead or you might opt for iris scans or other biometric ID. Either way this man made covid has provided an opportunity to erode freedoms. Mandates are no longer ( and probably has never been) based on science and medical reasoning but rather political posturing and discrimination. While most agree vaccines reduce severity short term-and that's a good thing, long term effects are unknown and all this does not give anyone rights to discriminate against minority or erode personal freedoms.

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Spud on Oct 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm

I used to be dyed in the wool Conservative. Absolutely not any more!!!!
Since the present O’ Fools have infiltrated, I am out including my Cheque Book!!

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Snowman wtf on Oct 8, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Snowman you make absolutely no sense. I am a Conservative. I am a Yukon Party member. Everyone I know within the party is in fact double vaccinated. I know a couple of folks who align themselves politically with other parties who are not vaccinated, however. Yukon Party is not anti-vaxx, and exposures happen every day. Multiple exposures. This wasn't a public event.

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Himbo on Oct 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm

At what point will people realize that this covid thing isn’t news worthy anymore Like… it’s every day covid, covid, covid, it’s time to move on it's old news.

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Snowman on Oct 7, 2021 at 9:22 pm

Well this isn't exactly surprising. Literally every anti-vaxxer I know is a long time conservative. Also, the Yukon Party is being heavily funded by the people who brought a lawsuit against the government trying to end all of the health measures. So it's only natural that these anti-vaxx folks gravitate to this political party and will likely infect more of their future events as well. In other news, water is wet.

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Wilf on Oct 7, 2021 at 4:21 pm

Oh great, so now they're spreading more than fantasy and have progressed to Covid, and who knows what.

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