Yukon Area News

COVID-19 cases in county climb to 29

The number of patients being diagnosed with the coronavirus continues to climb across the state, and now include a Canadian County judge. Associate Judge Bob Hughey posted on his social media page Friday that he had finally received the results of his COVID-19 test, and it was positive. Hughey’s tests results were included in the…

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Sales tax numbers continue to falter

The recent downturn in the economy across Oklahoma has taken a major toll on communities in Canadian County, and some official say things are likely to get worse. Sales tax numbers for March, released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, show a decline of more than $2 million, when compared to January numbers, and $729,000 when…

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Testing site eyed for county residents

Canadian County officials hope to set up a drive-through coronavirus testing site, but they’re not sure when or where. The starting date will depend upon when testing supplies become available and on approval by state officials, said Andrew Skidmore, the county’s emergency management director. The Canadian County Health Department will publish more information later on…

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Yukon’s pre-K lottery is put on hold

The disruption of normal activities that has been created by the coronavirus also means that parents waiting to find out if their children have qualified for the prekindergarten classes will have to wait a little longer. Officials with the Yukon School District said this week that the selection of pre-K participants for next year has…

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County records first COVID-19 death

Canadian County has recorded its first death as a result of the coronavirus. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Health said the victim, identified only as a male over the age of 65, was one of six people who succumbed to the COVID-19 virus on Monday. The number of people in Canadian County who have…

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At least 3 treated for COVID-19 at Yukon hospital

As of Friday, officials with Integris Canadian Valley Hospital say they are still treating three patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Two of the patients remain in critical condition. A third is stable, officials said. At least one of the two critical patients was on a ventilator as of Wednesday. Teresa Gray, president of…

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Teachers, support staff to be paid, board says

Despite a change in how children will be taught for the remainder of the school year, teachers and support staff in the Yukon School District will continue to be paid. The school board, meeting for the first time in a virtual setting, approved a 73-day emergency leave agreement on Wednesday. The agreement would last through…

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Yukon restaurants, bars can remain open

Despite concerns voiced by the city’s mayor, Yukon restaurants and bars will be able to continue serving their customers inside their buildings. During a work session Monday, the city council reworked an earlier emergency proclamation related to the COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday, four positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Canadian County. However,…

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Bars, restaurant owners gear up for petition drives

A group of bar and restaurant owners and managers say the law governing when restaurants and bars in Canadian County can begin serving alcohol on Sunday needs to be changed. This week, they met to begin the process of bringing the question to voters. Currently, restaurants and bars in Canadian County can not sell alcohol…

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