Two remaining statewide health orders extended through April 30

WYOMING — Today, April 13, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced a continuation of the two remaining statewide public health orders. The updated orders go into effect from April 16 through April 30.

The two orders are the continuation of statewide public health order regarding child care facilities, K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools and the continuation of public health order regarding large events. 

“While we continue to see stable case numbers and hospitalizations in most areas of the state, our overall progress seems to have plateaued,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH. “COVID-19 remains a threat for now, with cases growing in other states.”

According to WDH, more than 175,000 individuals have received at least one vaccine dose so far in Wyoming when state and special federal counts are combined.

Mask use and physical distancing requirements related to educational institutions are remaining in the statewide orders. Indoor events of more than 500 people may be held at 50 percent of venue capacity with certain face mask protocols for large indoor events.

WDH recommends the continued use of face masks in indoor public places and when common-sense physical distancing cannot be maintained among people who don’t live in the same household.

Teton County requested a local health order to keep the mask requirement in place following Governor Gordon’s announcement in March removing the statewide order. The Teton County mask order is in effect until April 16.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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