City Health Board Discusses Next COVID 19 Steps

The newly created Yankton City Health Board is discussing the next potential steps the community may take in response to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.

After approving an ordinance earlier this week that closes a number of local businesses, Mayor Nathan Johnson says in the days and weeks ahead, municipal government may have to take more serious measures to safeguard the public’s health.

Johnson says one issue that is being discussed by the health board is: what event or set of circumstances would trigger a more serious response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Johnson says a number of options are on the table including more business closures and requiring people to remain in their homes.


The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting forty-one cases of COVID 19 statewide.