As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the Wyoming “continues to steadily increase,” the state is leaving its current public health restrictions in place through July 15, Gov. Mark Gordon …
As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the Wyoming “continues to steadily increase,” the state is leaving its current public health restrictions in place through July 15, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Monday.
In a news release, the governor’s office noted that 25% of Wyoming’s lab-confirmed cases of the new respiratory disease have been identified in the past two weeks — with 288 new cases since June 15.
“It is clear from the recent increase in cases statewide that the dual threat of COVID-19 to both the health of our citizens and the health of our economy is not going away,” Gordon said, calling on residents to make “a concerted effort to slow the spread of the virus” and prevent businesses from being forced to close.
“It is really simple and depends on everyone practicing good hygiene, social distancing and doing their best to wear a mask in public where social distancing isn’t possible,” the governor said. “It’s the way you and our economy will both stay healthy.”
The Wyoming Department of Health and Gordon continue to recommend the use of face coverings in public settings where “it is not possible or reasonable to stay physically apart.”
The state’s orders allow up to 50 people to gather in a confined space without restrictions and permit events of up to 250 persons with social distancing and increased sanitization measures. Faith-based gatherings, such as church services and funeral homes, can operate without restrictions, with appropriate social distancing encouraged.
All public health restrictions are remaining in place for restaurants, bars, gyms and performance spaces.
The health orders can be found on the state’s COVID-19 website, at covid19.wyo.gov.