Enzi, Barrasso, and Cheney support Gordon’s face covering order

WYOMING – All three Wyominging delegates have announced their support for Governor Mark Gordon’s recent statewide face-covering order. The statewide public health order was signed by Wyoming State Health Officer Alexia Harrist, on Dec 7. The order officially went into effect today, Dec. 9, and is in place until Jan. 8, 2021.

The order lists 15 findings pertaining to the pandemic that impacted the details surrounding the order. Finding 12 says, “the most comprehensive, systematic review of meta-analysis of Face COverings published to date has found that Face Coverings reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 by an expected 85%.” The entire order can be found here.

Following the signing of the order on Dec. 7, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, released a joint statement in support of the statewide order that said, “Governor Gordon is committed to protecting Wyoming and his health orders reflect that. We’ve lost 280 people in Wyoming and more than 280,000 Americans to this virus so far. It’s a real and significant threat,”

“We’re especially worried about protecting our most vulnerable population from this deadly disease. It’s not a cure-all, but wearing a mask and practicing social distancing goes a long way in stopping the spread. These actions will help protect our family, friends, and neighbors while still allowing us to keep our state open and working.” said Enzi, Barrasso, and Cheney.

Senator Mike Enzi is retiring after the end of his term. He delivered farewell remarks on the Senate floor on Dec. 2. Cynthia Lummis won his seat in November’s election.

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