Wyo Health Orders Relaxing | Big Horn Basin Media

Wyo Health Orders Relaxing

Written by on February 12, 2021

Despite the mask mandate extension through Feb. 28, Governor Mark Gordon has further relaxed orders as data from most counties show declines in both case counts and hospitalizations.

The updated health orders go into effect on Feb. 15 and permit increased capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. The statement indicates “Indoor gatherings that incorporate social distancing and face coverings are permitted for up to 25 percent of capacity or 500 persons, and outdoor gatherings of up to 1,000 persons. In addition, sporting events, artistic performances, restaurants and gyms all will see capacity limits eased.”

Governor Gordon highlighted the importance in the reception by Wyoming residents in reducing caseloads.

“We are making good progress against this virus. Levels are returning to where they were before the dangerous spike in November and some counties have lifted restrictions. This is good news thanks to Wyoming’s people,” Governor Gordon said.

He added. “Our trends are encouraging, and our vaccination effort is progressing smoothly. These orders allowing larger groups and more capacity will lift up small businesses, keep schools open and get us closer to normal.”

Counties can still opt out of the requirements if local conditions move to safer levels in accordance with state metrics. Health officials are regularly reviewing variance requests for specific events as they are submitted.

Washakie County Covid-19 vaccine info and stats can be found here.

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