Dakota News Now is reporting that the Yankton City Commission passed what they call a 'safer at home' advisory during an April 13 meeting.

It's modeled after a proclamation issued by Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken last week.

The city Board of Health is asking residents to remain at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary trips to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The commission passed the measure with a six to three vote.

The chair of the Board of Health said the measure is an educational move. Mayor Nathan Johnson says he hopes the city doesn’t have to initiate more restrictive measures.

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