Seniors to stay home, nursing home visits prohibited in Yukon

All municipal buildings closed through April 14

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Senior adults over age 65 and over must stay home unless running essential errands, and nursing home visits are prohibited in Yukon as the city has updated Wednesday the emergency order rules.

People with serious underlying conditions, “vulnerable individuals” with medical conditions and adults over 65 shall stay in their home or place of residence except for working in a critical infrastructure sector and the conduct of essential errands.

A news release describes essential errands as being “critical to everyday life, including medication, groceries, gasoline, and visiting medical providers.”

The Yukon City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that will allow the city to issue citations to violators of the emergency orders. Repeat offenders could face a municipal fine.

The Yukon news release states that those considered vulnerable are encouraged to use delivery or curbside services when available.

“Visitors are prohibited from entering and visiting patients and residents at nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and retirement homes.”
Yukon is following orders from Gov. Stitt to postpone all elective surgeries, minor medical procedures, and non-emergency dental procedures until April 7, 2020.
Social gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
All businesses not identified as being within a critical infrastructure sector as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and located in a county experiencing community spread of COVID-19, as identified by OSDH on its website, shall close.
Residents can find a link the Homeland Security Memorandum On Identification Of Essential Infrastructure Workers on the City’s website
at http://www.yukonok.gov/covid19.

“The City of Yukon is taking these measures to limit the public’s potential exposure
to the COVID-19 virus. Rest assured, the health and safety of its citizens is a top
priority. The City will constantly monitor and reassess the situation to promote the
health and safety of its citizens,” the release states.

All Yukon municipal buildings have been closed to the public until April 14.