City Of Yukon Declares State Of Emergency After 1st Coronavirus Patient Reported In Canadian Co.
The City of Yukon declared a state of emergency after the first coronavirus (COVID-19) patient was reported in Canadian County.
Yukon Mayor Mike McEachern signed the declaration Monday morning and remains in effect until April 6.
The declaration closes some City-owned facilities, cancels events and meetings, and highly encourages local restaurants, bars, businesses and organizations to impose social distancing measures.
The City-owned facilities closing during this time are listed below:
- Dale Robertson Senior Center
- Yukon Public Library
- Jackie Cooper Gymnasium
- Yukon Community Center
- Yukon Parks and Recreation (leagues, facilities, and events)
City of Yukon events, such as the Taste of Yukon and the Mayor's Breakfast, are also canceled through April 6.
Seniors who eat lunch at the Dale Robertson Center may get their meals by pick-up only.
The Yukon City Council will meet as usual and remain open to the public but residents are strongly encouraged to watch the meeting live through Cox channel 20.
All Yukon Municipal Court dockets are canceled. Cases scheduled for arraignment, hearing, and trial will be rescheduled. This includes all juvenile dockets. The Municipal Judge shall issue an order rescheduling cases and the Municipal Court Clerk shall issue written notification of new court dates.
Restaurants, bars and other privately owned to limit the number of patrons to allow at least six feet of space is available between each patron. They are also encouraged to transition to take out or delivery options.
Gym facilities are encouraged to discontinue group activities.