Yukon extends state of emergency order

Orders to stay in place through April 30

Yukon state of emergency extended.

The Yukon emergency proclamation has been extended by a signature of Mayor Mike McEachern Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency orders will remain in place through April 30.

All businesses in city limits are urged to limit the number of customers “in order to decrease the chance of exposure to COVID-19.”

Businesses are urged to provide a time during each business day to serve vulnerable older adults or those with underlying health issues.

Following Gov. Kevin Stitt’s extension of the state of emergency to April 30 that was made last week, and following guidelines of the CDC, sheltering in place is strongly recommended by Yukon leaders. The city asks people only go on essential errands or out to perform essential business.

Errands to maintain their health and safety or the health and safety of the family, or a household member or pet are permitted.

Getting necessary services or supplies for family, pets or household members such as food and supplies is allowed.

People should stay 6 feet apart, and the proclamation prohibits gatherings of 10 people or more.

Municipal fines up to $700 are possible for repeat offenders of the emergency order.

Read more in The Yukon Progress and yukonprogress.com.