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Bars in Yukon can open to full capacity again

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Yukon’s Mayor Shelli Selby updates the city’s emergency proclamation on Friday, July 10. (Photo provided)

From Staff Reports

Bars in Yukon can operate at full capacity again, and Mayor Shelli Selby has updated the city’s pandemic emergency proclamation.

Bar owners are no longer required to operate at 50% capacity, but other guidelines remain in place.

All employees of bars and restaurants must wear masks at all times.

Selby signed an update to the emergency proclamation on Friday, July 10 as cases of COVID-19 continued to rise in Canadian County.

Any venue using theater-style seating must stagger the seating or close every other row or keep at least two seats between people.

Masks are required inside any City of Yukon buildings.

The updated emergency proclamation states that in the third phase of Gov. Stitt’s reopening plan, Oklahoma City and Yukon have “experienced a significant increase in the numbers of COVID-19 positive test and hospitalizations.”

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported 264 cases of COVID-19 in Yukon and one death.

There have been 190 people recover in Yukon.

In Canadian County, there have been 519 cases and three deaths with 351 people recovering, the health department reports.

Statewide, there have been 20,745 cases, 424 deaths and 15,815 recoveries, the health department reported Tuesday morning.

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The Yukon emergency proclamation states that after a period when the rise in new statewide cases and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area cases subsided, the increase in new cases and positive testing percentages has resumed and remains at an elevated level relative to the previous phases of the pandemic.

COVID-19 and related hospitalizations continues, at an elevated level, provisions for the safety of the life, health and property of the Yukon Citizens are still necessary.

City of Yukon former Mayor Mike McEachern signed the first emergency proclamation on March 16, limiting the activities of residents who are urged to follow protective guidelines and protect themselves and their families.

Updates followed on March 23, March 25, April 6 and April 23.
Restaurants have reopened in Yukon and can operate at full capacity.

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