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City of Yukon proclamation signed by mayor urges businesses to reopen ASAP

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Yukon City Councilman Aric Gilliland, Mayor Shelli Selby and Vice-Mayor Jeff Wootton are pictured as Selby signs a proclamation urging local businesses to reopen. (Photo provided)

From Staff Reports

All businesses in Yukon are urged to open up.

The City of Yukon has issued a proclamation encouraging local businesses that shut down due to the coronavirus to open as soon as possible.

Mayor Shelli Selby signed the document on Wednesday, May 27.

“Yukon is doing an excellent job following state guidelines of social distancing and other precautions to protect against the coronavirus,” Selby said. “Businesses should feel confident to open their doors as we enter the final phase of the Governor’s Open Up and Recover Safely plan.”

Gov. Stitt’s three-phased plan to open Oklahoma’s economy began on April 24, and phase three is set to begin Monday June 1.

Yukon’s sales tax revenue has been down about 11%. There were 18 city employees who were temporarily laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, but employees were rehired.

The proclamation encourages all residents and businesses to take precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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For more information on the City’s proclamation, please contact the city manager’s office at (405) 350-3939.