Public health orders extended through April 17

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to slow community transmission of coronavirus and protect lives.

Current orders close public places including schools, prohibit gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space (including outdoors) and close bars, restaurants, coffee shops and some personal services businesses. Food establishments can continue to provide take-out and delivery services.

“I have extended these orders in consultation with Dr. Harrist,” Gordon said. “Because we’ve seen cases identified in additional counties and growth in the case numbers, it’s clear how important it is for us to take sustained action. I understand the ongoing strain that these measures are having on businesses, workers and Wyoming communities. But it is imperative that our citizens respond to this public health crisis by staying home whenever possible and practicing proper social distancing when they must go out. This is how we can save lives and protect people’s health.”

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