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City of Yankton offices including City Hall are closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection are not impacted.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center are also closed.  The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gathering.  For a guide to closures and full text of the ordinance, visit http://www.cityofyankton.org/covid-19

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March 24th Ordinance Full Text

March 24th Ordinance Closure Guide

March 24th Ordinance Closure Guide - Spanish

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The Yankton healthcare community and local government agencies are working together to help limit the spread of COVID-19 cases in our community and preparing for any potential respiratory illness outbreak. The public’s help is necessary to slow the spread of this disease. We ask that you protect yourself and those around you by practicing good personal hygiene:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because you have a severe underlying medical condition, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure. If you experience symptoms and have traveled within an outbreak area or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider. If you need assistance connecting with a health care provider, call 211. See this informational guide to help you figure out what to do if you have symptoms and how to seek help.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

If you are feeling sick, follow the below tips to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others.

  • Again: Stay home.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Most cases are mild, similar to the common cold/ influenza, and you can recover at home.  For more information on COVID-19 and how to prepare, visit a trusted source such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at http://coronavirus.gov/ or the South Dakota Department of Health at http://covid.sd.gov/

 

Find local updates by following:

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Yankton County Emergency Management Facebook

 

4/2/2020:
Transfer Station Schedule Change: Beginning April 11th, 2020 the Yankton Transfer Station will be closed on Saturdays, but remain open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  The after-hours location will still be available for yard waste, branches, and recycling.  The schedule change will allow crews to better practice social distancing on weekly collection routes.  Please make sure your garbage and recycling carts are placed by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.  The changes may impact the time of day your carts are collected, but your collection day will stay the same.  If you have any questions, please call 668-5211.  http://www.cityofyankton.org/departments-services/solid-waste

3/24/2020:
The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance on Tuesday, March 24th, temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gatherings. The ordinance is intended to be valid beginning at 12:00 a.m. the morning of Thursday, March 26th with second reading on Monday, March 30th City Commission meeting.  The ordinance goes into full effect after publication scheduled on Tuesday, March 31st.  Find the full text of the adopted ordinance here, as well as a guide to closures here. If you have specific questions about closures, please call 605-668-5251, and our staff will answer them as quickly as possible.

3/20/2020:   
Beginning March 23, 2020, City of Yankton offices including City Hall will be closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection will occur.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center will also remain closed.  The City of Yankton urges private individuals and organizations to join us in postponing or canceling community gatherings, and avoiding unnecessary contact.  As the situation develops, our strategies may change.

3/18/2020:
Citywide cleanup previously scheduled to begin next week has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was made so that the Public Works staff can focus on critical services. Garbage and recycling collection will continue as scheduled. As concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 reduce in the coming weeks and months, discussions may occur about rescheduling this event. 

3/13/2020:
Based on advice from local healthcare professionals, and in cooperation with the Yankton School District, the Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center will be closed at 5:00 p.m. today (March 13, 2020) and will remain closed until further notice.  City Hall will remain open, and regular garbage and recycling collection will occur.  If you need to pay a utility bill, get a building permit or similar service, please don’t come in person, call us and our staff will be happy to assist you over the phone, online, or by email.  This closure will not impact police, fire and other emergency services.  The City of Yankton encourages private individuals and organizations to join us in postponing or canceling community gatherings.  As the situation develops, our strategies may change.

 

City of Yankton 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5251