At their final meeting of 2020 Monday, the Yankton City Commission formally took action to designate the city of Yankton and its employees as essential service providers in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
City Manager Amy Leon says the designation may be needed to access potential future federal aid related to COVID 19.
Leon says many municipal employees provide services that are vital to the community.
Leon says the Yankton School District had already taken a similar action.
The first Yankton City Commission meeting of 2021 is set for January 11th.