Wyoming - COVID-19 Covered

Wyoming

Total Cases: 10,805 (October 25)
Fatalities: 68 (October 25)
Testing:
  • Governor Gordon announced the availability of free, at-home testing available to state’s residents. (October 15 
  • Governor Gordon announced the availability of a free mobile tracking app to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. (July 1) 

ECONOMIC RESPONSE

Essential Service Designations:

  • The state released a list of essential staff and definitions of essential personnel. (March 18) 

Labor & Workforce Guidance, Standards and Regulations:

  • No records found to date.

Economic Stimulus & Relief:

  • Governor Gordon announced he is directing $25 million of CARES Act funding to replenish Wyoming’s Unemployment Trust FundThe Governor also allocated an additional $16.4 million in Workers Compensation Fund Premium Creditto help address the financial strain on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (October 8 
  • Governor Gordon announced that adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a grant to pay for higher education at one of the state’s community colleges or the University of Wyoming. (August 5 
  • Governor Gordon announced that applications for the next two waves of funding under the COVID-19 Business Relief Programs will open on August 4. (July 29 
  • Governor Gordon announced that the Wyoming Emergency Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications. The program serves eligible Wyoming residents who currently lack sufficient income or resources to pay housing costs. (June 4 
  • Governor Gordon signed three pieces of legislation that passes a framework of spending the $1.25 billion in federal funding given to the state from the CARES Act. (May 21) 

Business Support & Resources:

  • Governor Gordon announced the launch of the Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program to provide support for meat processing facilities and citizens impacted by supply chain disruptions. (September 1 
  • The Wyoming Business Council announced that applications for business relief grants of up to $50,000 funded by federal CARES Act money are now open. (June 8 

SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS

Reopening:

  • Governor Gordon announced eased restrictions in updated public health orders that will take effect October 1. (September 29 
  • Governor Gordon announced that Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through September 30. (September 15 
  • Governor Gordon announced that updated public health orders will ease restrictions on the size of permitted outdoor gatherings beginning August 16. (August 12) 
  • Governor Gordon announced that Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through August 15. (July 28) 
  • The Wyoming Department of Health issued updated guidance to allow long-term care facilities to permit in-person visitation outdoors under specific guidance, including designated spacing, limiting visitors to two people, and requiring screening of visitors for symptoms of respiratory illness. (June 17) 
  • Governor Gordon issued updated public health orders that will allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people and parades starting June 15. (June 10 
  • Governor Gordon eased restrictions to allow gatherings of 25 persons or fewer. Church services are exempt from this limit, but social distancing mandates will still be enforced. (May 18 
  • Governor Gordon updated public health orders to ease restrictions on several business categories and will permit restaurants to resume indoor table service statewide. (May 14) 

SCHOOL PLANNING

K-12:

  • The Wyoming Superintendent announced the release of a “Smart Start” guidance document for school districts as they prepare for the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year. (July 1 

State Higher Education:

  • A list of Wyoming universities and colleges planning to reopen in the fall can be found here. 

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