JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 Governor Mark Gordon signed a proclamation convening a special session of the Wyoming Legislature to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. \u201cIn these unprecedented times, the legislative and executive branches must work together to best protect lives and livelihoods,\u201d Governor Gordon said. \u201cFor this session, I have asked for our Legislature\u2019s assistance in determining how best we can use these federal dollars to meet the challenges our state is facing in both the short and long term.\u201d The Governor and Legislature have worked on a small number of bills that amend and create programs for the purpose of helping businesses and residents impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The special session begins May 15 and will be conducted electronically with the anchor location at the Wyoming State Capitol.\u00a0An audio and video livestream of the House, Senate, and any potential joint conference committees will be available on the Legislature\u2019s website. Due to social distancing guidelines, and for the safety of the public and legislators, the Capitol Complex will not be open to the public during the special session.