Yukon’s public buildings reopen

Community center, library among sites open Monday after closures due to COVID-19 pandemic

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By Robert Medley
Managing Editor

For about six weeks, Davis Sloan walked outside for his daily exercise when he could.

He had been a regular walker inside the Jackie Cooper Gymnasium before the COVID-19 pandemic emergency orders shut down the gym and other facilities in Yukon.

Monday morning, Sloan was the first one to step inside the gym to walk 2 miles in laps around the basketball courts. He said 28 laps equals a mile. Only walking is allowed from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays under the new guidelines for use.

The gym and other buildings in Yukon reopened Monday. There are new regulations due to the coronavirus.

Basketball games are restricted to three players at one goal at a time. Equipment was sanitized by the staff after each use.

The Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly Ave. and the Mabel C Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore Drive also reopened Monday.

David Sloan, 73, of Yukon, was the first walker to show up at the Jackie Cooper Gymnasium Monday when it reopened. (Photo by Robert Medley)

People are asked to wear masks and use hand sanitizers in the buildings. The library is still offering drive-thru material checkouts.

Yukon city council members met Saturday and toured a number of reopened facilities and other city offices, operations and buildings.

The library, gymnasium and community center reopened Monday to the public with limited use restrictions due to COVID-19. Facilities were closed to the public in March.

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Council members Saturday visited city staff at Yukon City Hall, and in the finance, city clerk, utility billing, OKC water, information technology, court clerk and park administration offices.

The council members also went to the Waste Water Treatment Plant, Dale Robertson Center, Park Administration Development Services, Mabel C. Fry Public Library, Yukon Police Department/Jail/Emergency Operations Center, Fire Station No. 1, Public Works Administration, Water & Sewer Fleet Maintenance, Street Department, storage building, transfer station, animal control facility, Freedom Trail Playground and Chisholm Trail Park.

For more information about the gym call, (405) 350-8920.

The community center telephone number is (405) 354-8442 and the library staff can be reached at (405) 354-8232.