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Residents of Durham, Ontario, Canada, will have to keep records of anyone who comes into their home for a "social gathering," no matter how small, and turn them over to the local health department if requested. Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham's chief medical officer, has mandated that homeowners keep a list of the full names and contact information of anyone attending a social gathering in their home for one month. They must turn that information over within 24 hours if requested. Kyle said the order is aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19. Those who do not comply face a fine of up to $5,000 ($3,925 U.S.).