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Mask Mandate

Masks will stay on at the University of Wyoming after the Board of Trustees voted to extend the campus policy due to high transmission levels in Laramie. During a meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to extend the university’s mask policy. As a result, masks will be required…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

While there have yet to be any changes, Park County Public Health says parents should be “prepared to do what it takes” to keep their kids safe in school. As Cody and Park County deal with a new, more severe surge of COVID-19 cases, the county remains largely unrestricted. This includes schools, which have been…

Once again, visitors to any National Park Service site will need to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces as more people get infected with COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the National Park Service is returning to an unpopular policy. For the discernible future, N.P.S. enthusiasts will need to mask…

As Summer 2021 ends for Cody students, there will be no mandatory masks in their classrooms while COVID-19 cases in Park County continue to climb. Wednesday, August 25, will be the first day of school for students in Cody. While many are eager to return to the classroom, it’s a bit risker than at the…

The University of Wyoming has announced that the school will require to wear masks indoors until September 2o. The Board of Trustees vote to have the mask indoors and will monitor the data and will revisit the mask rule during the September meeting. The news comes one week after Governor Mark Gordon announced that there…

Months of progress seemingly undone, Park County deals with a steady increase of COVID-19 cases while the best solution is readily available: vaccination. Amidst the surge of COVID-19 and the Delta variant nationwide, Park County has been relatively safe and unaffected. But no longer. In his most recent update, Park County Public Health Officer Dr.…

While Governor Mark Gordon encourages vaccination, he is adamant that there will be no statewide mask mandate in Wyoming classrooms this fall. Eager to see another successful school year, Governor Mark Gordon is committed to standing behind local school districts as they decide how students can return to the classroom safely. However, the Governor will…

State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist makes her professional opinion known: to keep Wyoming safe, Wyomingites should wear face masks indoors. The fight against COVID-19 is getting urgent once again. With the highly contagious Delta variant creating a surge of cases nationwide, many states and cities are reinstituting precautionary measures like face masks. But what…

With the latest announcement from the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming can finally take a deep breath and say it’s back to the pre-pandemic times. Wyomingites didn’t have to wait until the first week of June for the next update on the state’s public health orders. On Friday, May 21, the Wyoming Department of Health…


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