Latest Update to Declaration of Emergency - City of Yukon

Latest Update to Declaration of Emergency

Posted by City of Yukon on 04/23/2020

The City of Yukon has updated their declaration of emergency to align with the new, three-phased approach to reopen Oklahoma’s economy implemented by the State of Oklahoma. Mayor Mike McEachern signed the update on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

The following guidelines are effective immediately:

  • All residents are encouraged to maintain safe practices to avoid contracting COVID-19 through April 30. These include:
    • Social distancing
    • Limiting gatherings to ten people or fewer
    • Shopping alone whenever possible
    • Wearing a mask or handkerchief covering the mouth and nose at all times while in public
    • Minimizing non-essential travel, with adherence to CDC guidelines and Executive orders
  • Individuals over 65 or who are part of a vulnerable population should continue to strictly follow safer-at-home guidelines as prescribed by the State of Oklahoma
  • The City of Yukon will align with the Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) plan presented by Governor Stitt, which allows for these businesses to reopen on April 24:
    • Personal care businesses (reopening for appointments only)
    • Parks and outdoor recreation
    • Grocery stores are to continue to maintain hours for vulnerable populations
  • On May 1, dining, entertainment, movie theaters, sporting venues, tattoo parlors and gyms can operate using CDC-recommended distancing and sanitation protocols. Places of worship can reopen for in-person meetings or worship, if every other row or pew is left open and adherence to CDC and Oklahoma Department of Commerce guidelines is maintained.
  • Bars should remain closed during this time.

The City of Yukon intends to follow the remaining guidelines for other types of businesses and public access to other facilities as outlined in the OURS plan. Please check back with the City’s website, www.yukonok.gov/covid19, and official social media accounts for updates.

If residents observe violations of these regulations, please contact the Yukon Police Department at (405) 354-2553. Willful violation of an Emergency Proclamation declared by the City will result in a fine up to $700.00 and/or 3 days in jail. 

For more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website at www.cdc.gov or the Oklahoma Department of Health’s website at www.ok.gov/health. For more information on the City’s declaration, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 405-350-3939.

Administration is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-354-1895.