Updates to statewide public health orders go into effect April 1st

The two remaining statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic are being updated with minor changes, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

The initial updates were made back in mid-March, with mask use requirements related to educational institutions still remaining in the statewide orders. However, room capacity limitations in those settings are being removed.

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“We continue to see stable case numbers in most places along with fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH. “Because COVID-19 is still around and our vaccine campaign is ongoing we need to continue with some precautions in our orders, especially related to schools and large events.”

Physical distancing remains in the orders. Guidance from WDH for K-12 schools regarding physical distancing while wearing masks has been updated to be more consistent with recently changed guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Also, with a continuation of order #2, 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. The 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.

The updated orders, which go into effect on April 1st and will remain through April 15, can be found here.

Information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Wyoming can be found here.

Wyoming offers free at-home COVID-19 testing. More information can be found here.

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