COVID-19

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.

March 30, 2020

The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management is having a COVID-19 Task Force Community Partner Update LIVE on Facebook today March 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm. For more information about how to watch that LIVE update CLICK HERE.

March 19, 2020 PRESS RELEASE

Please read the latest Yankton County Press Release CLICK HERE

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

A Message for Yankton County Residents

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

Yankton Medical Community, Emergency Responders Preparing for COVID-19 As the potential for COVID-19 cases in our community increases, the Yankton medical community and Yankton County emergency services are working together and preparing for any potential respiratory illness outbreak. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota, as of March 9, 2020.

The public’s help is necessary to slow the spread of this disease. We ask that you protect yourself and those around you by practicing good personal hygiene:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because you have a severe underlying medical condition, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure.

If you experience symptoms and have traveled within an outbreak area or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider. If you need assistance connecting with a health care provider, call 211.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
• Cough
• Fever
• Shortness of breath

If you are feeling sick, follow the below tips to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others.
• Again: Stay home.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Most cases are mild, similar to the common cold/ influenza, and you can recover at home.

Testing for COVID-19 is performed on the recommendation of the South Dakota Department of Health. Follow the directions provided by your health care provider. Your assistance is vital to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus.

For more information on COVID-19 and how to prepare, visit a trusted source such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HERE or your state health department website.

As new information becomes available, updates will be communicated.

Traduccion Espanola

A medida que aumenta el potencial de casos de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, la comunidad médica de Yankton y los servicios de emergencia del condado de Yankton están trabajando juntos y preparándose para cualquier posible brote de enfermedad respiratoria. Actualmente no hay casos confirmados de COVID-19 en Dakota del Sur, al 9 de marzo de 2020. La ayuda del público es necesaria para frenar la propagación de esta enfermedad. Les pedimos que se protjan y a los demas arededor de ustedes praticand una buena higene personal:
• Evitar el contacto cercano con las personas enfermas.
• Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con las manos sin lavar.
• Lávese las manos a menudo con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos.
• Use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol que contenga al menos 60% de alcohol si no hay agua ni jabón disponibles.

Los adultos mayores y las personas que tienen enfermedades crónicas graves como enfermedad cardíaca, pulmonar o renal parecen estar en mayor riesgo de enfermedad mas grave de COVID-19. Si usted está en mayor riesgo de complicaciones de COVID-19 debido a la edad o porque tiene una condición médica subyacente grave, es especialmente importante que tome medidas para reducir el riesgo de exposición.
Si experimenta síntomas y ha viajado dentro de una zona de brote o ha estado en contacto cercano con alguien diagnosticado con COVID-19, quédese en casa y llame a su proveedor de atención médica. Si necesita ayuda para conectarse con un proveedor de atención médica, llame al 211.
Síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen:
• Tos
• Fiebre
• Dificultad para respirar Si se siente enfermo, siga los siguientes consejos para evitar que se propaguen enfermedades respiratorias a otras personas.
• Una vez más: Quédese en casa.
• Cubra la tos o estornude con un pañuelo de papel y, a continuación, tire el tejido a la basura.
• Limpie y desinfecte los objetos y superficies que se toquen con frecuencia.
La mayoría de los casos son leves, similares al resfriado/gripe común, y se puede recuperar en casa. Prueba para COVID-19 se realiza por recomendación del Departamento de Salud de Dakota del Sur. Siga las instrucciones proporcionadas por su proveedor de atención médica. Su asistencia es vital para la respuesta de salud pública en curso para tratar de frenar la propagación de este virus. Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 y cómo prepararse, visite una fuente de confianza como los Centros de control de enfermedades (CDC) en www.cdc.gov/COVID19 o el sitio web del departamento de salud del estado.
A medida que haya nueva información disponible, se comunicarán las actualizaciones.

Additional Information

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?

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.

Announcements

Press Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Here is the latest Press Release Issued by Yankton County. CLICK HERE to read.

Public Service Announcement
Thursday, March 19, 2020

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic we would like you to please read this announcement. CLICK HERE TO READ

Yankton EMS
Monday, March 16, 2020

The Yankton County Emergency Medical Services Office would like to announce that the April 8 CPR Class and the April Pools Day event at the Summit Activities Center on April 17th is postponed until further notice.

Yankton County Treasurer
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Yankton County Treasurer would like to let you know that the TAX ASSESMENT FREEZE PROGRAM DEADLINE IS APPROACHING. For more information CLICK HERE

To apply CLICK HERE and return application to the Yankton County Treasurer's Office by April 1, 2020.

Yankton County Road Closures
Friday, December 13, 2019

For a map of the current closed roads in Yankton County due to the recent flooding Click Here.

Yankton County Highway Department
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Yankton County Highway Department asks the cooperation of all rural residents living along Yankton County Roads and Unorganized Township Roads to remove their electric fences from the Yankton County Right-of-Way and not to push the snow from your farmyard and/or driveways onto the Yankton County Right-of-Way. For more information please CLICK HERE.

Yankton County Highway Department
Monday, December 2, 2019

We will be in our winter hours starting with Monday, December 2, 2019. Monday-Friday, 6:45am - 3:00pm

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