As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Wyoming, County Health Officers Push For Mask Mandate | Big Horn Basin Media

As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Wyoming, County Health Officers Push For Mask Mandate

Written by on November 13, 2020

Wyoming is trending in the wrong direction as COVID-19 cases increase by the day, and county health officials from all around the state are calling upon Governor Mark Gordon to take action and enact a mask mandate.

The vast majority of the state’s county health officers, the Wyoming Hospital Association, and Wyoming Medical society recently all agreed that some action must be taken to stop the rising COVID-19 cases. Together, they drafted a letter that was sent to Mark Gordon, which implores the Governor to put a mask mandate in place.

In this letter, they write, “Our numbers have continued to increase as many have disregarded our recommendations. Education and encouragement alone have not achieved desired outcomes. Our health care resources are becoming critically strained with hospitalizations and deaths increasing,”

While each individual county has the capability of instituting a mask mandate, the authors of the letter believe that a statewide mask mandate would be more effective, writing “We feel that a statewide mandate sends a more powerful and effective message in a more timely manner,”

Time will tell if Mark Gordon institutes this mandate, but with every passing day, hospitalizations and deaths in Wyoming from COVID-19 continue to increase. The latest information regarding COVID-19 in Wyoming can be found at the Wyoming Department of Health’s website linked below.

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