Statewide public health orders to expire

Restrictions to be relaxed

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s public health orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 are set to expire May 15, ushering in the next phase of the transition.

Starting next week, restrictions will be relaxed further for restaurants, bars, barbershops, tattoo parlors and other personal service businesses — with social-distancing measures in place, announced Gov. Mark Gordon in a press conference Thursday afternoon. 

The changes will be similar to several of the variances granted to counties, such as Sheridan County’s regarding dining and church gatherings. Indoor table service will return with requirements such as tables limited to six people or fewer, six-foot distancing between tables, increased sanitation measures, face coverings for staff and more.

“We will be relying on our restaurant and bar owners to implement these measures,” Gordon said. “...No business wants to be a source of a major outbreak of COVID-19.”

In coming days, the order limiting public gatherings to 10 persons or fewer will be reviewed with the possibility of allowing in-person church gatherings and movie theater attendance statewide.

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