COVID-19 Information

At the bottom of this page are more resources and links to information about COVID-19 including information for people in need.

May 4, 2020 County Health Board Declaration

Please read the Declaration of the Yankton County Board of Health Relating to COVID-19. CLICK HERE.

At the bottom of this page are more resources and links to information about COVID-19.

Yankton County Government Center – Reopens

Starting Monday May 11th, 2020 at 9:00 am, the Yankton County Government center will be changing the day to day operations. The following is a list of each department’s steps to reopen their office. Please follow CDC guidelines, and follow the signage as presented in each department’s section. We also ask that you wear a face mask if possible per CDC guidelines.

The Yankton County Auditor will be reopening their counter for normal business. The commission room will be open for absentee voting. Social distancing guidelines will be used including the spacing of six feet between individuals. Please do not come to the Government Center if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

The Yankton County Treasurer office counter will be reopened for normal business. We will limit service to two customers at a time at the counter requiring that all customers maintain a 6-foot distance from each other. Once a customer leaves the counter, we will disinfect after which another customer will be able to approach the alternate counter to conduct business.

The Yankton County Register of Deeds office counter will be reopened for all regular business. People who need birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, copies of real estate documents and other services will be helped at the ROD’s window stations. Access to the ROD vault will continue to be limited to one customer at a time. Phone the Register of Deeds office at (605) 260-4465; (605) 260-4463; or (605) 260-4466 to make an appointment to use the ROD vault for land records research.

The Yankton County Equalization Office will open its’ window to the public. There is a plexiglass guard on the counter to protect both the staff and the public. Please continue to follow the CDC’s guideline of staying 6’ apart.

The Yankton County Planning and Zoning will be reopened for all regular business. Our preference will still be for citizens that want to come to the office to make an appointment at (605) 260-4447 or (605) 260-4445. Be prepared to then be asked some medical questions upon arrival. Building permits are done online through the county website at under the Planning and Zoning Department tab. All other activity such as Variances, Conditional Uses, Rezones, Plats, etc.…. can be discussed by telephone or by appointment.

The Yankton County Contact Center will be open our usual hours. We ask that only one person be in our office at a time. We also ask that you wear a face mask if possible. If you are uncomfortable coming into the office, please call 260-4400 ext. 2 and we will make other arrangements.

The Yankton County WIC and Office of Child & Family Services office will be offering services by phone only. Please call (605)260-4400 Option 1 to speak with staff.

The Yankton County Veterans Service Office will revert back to an open-door policy. Office hours are 9 AM until Noon, 1 PM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday. It is advisable for anyone needing the services of the veteran’s service office to call ahead for an appointment. The phone number to the veteran’s service office is 260-4420. Making an appointment call can be a great help in asking some of your preliminary questions and finding out what kind of documentation is necessary to bring to your appointment. The veterans service office is staged so that social distancing standards are being met.

The Yankton County Extension Office will be open as normal on Monday. There will be no applicator testing at this time.

The Yankton County EMS office still remains open and is fully operational.

The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management continues to remain open. We do ask that you stay behind the daisy line. Address signs and other information that may be needed is available for pickup. The emergency operation center remains open at a level 2 status. We are following all CDC recommendations within our facility.

Additional Information

COVID-19 in South Dakota
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- COVID-19 Info
SD Department of Health Coronavirus Updates and Info
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Flu Information
What should I do if I have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19?
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
SD Governor's Office of Economic Development
Reemployment Assistance- Formerly Unemployment Insurance

City of Yankton

City COVID-19 Information

United Way

Press Release Food Distribution
Food Distribution Poster- United Way

Mounty Marty COVID-19

Mount Marty's Response to COVID-19
For more information about Mount Marty and their response to the COVID-19 Pandemic CLICK HERE

Local COVID-19 Information

The local Yankton Chamber of Commerce has put together some information about how local businesses are handling the COVID-19 Pandemic. CLICK HERE for more information.



Yankton County Soil Conservation District
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Yankton County Soil Conservation District would like to present their Summer Newsletter for 2020! Click Here to view.

Highway Department Hours
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are currently in our Summer Hours, which are 6:30am thru 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday.

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