Wyoming - COVID-19 Covered

Wyoming

Total Cases: 850 (May 27)
Tests Administered: 21,502 (May 26)
Fatalities: 13 (May 27)
Testing:
  • Governor Gordon allocated $17 million in federal funding to expand the state’s testing capacity, improve contact tracing efforts, and increase the state’s supply of PPE. (May 14)  

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. (May 26)

Economic Stimulus & Relief:

  • Governor Gordon unveiled a phased plan to ease restrictions, recover businesses, and resume activities. (April 24 
  • Governor Gordon instructed all state agency directors to identify opportunities to immediately reduce spending, including directing agencies to institute position freezes, halt general fund contracts greater than $100,000, and implement a rigorous review of major maintenance spending. (April 17 
  • Governor Gordon submitted a request to President Trump asking for a major disaster declaration for Wyoming, which would allow all of Wyoming and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes to access relief funding (April 10 

Business Support & Resources:

  • Wyoming small businesses are eligible to apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans. (March 21)

SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS

Shelter-In-Place Orders:

  • 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) 
  • 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) 
  • Governor Gordon announced a phased reopening plan for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks beginning on May 18. (May 13) 
  • Governor Gordon called a special session of the Wyoming Legislature to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (May 8) 
  • Governor Gordon announced new public health orders that will authorize gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services to reopen under specific operating conditions, beginning May 1. (April 29) 

Curfews:

  • No records found.

Social-Distancing Guidelines:

  • Governor Gordon confirmed all current COVID-19 public health orders will remain in place until April 30. (April 21 
  • A CDC team is being deployed to assist the Wyoming Department of Health to assist in community protection and further infection prevention. (April 15 
  • Governor Gordon issued an executive order that directed visitors of Wyoming to self-quarantine for 14 days. (April 3) 

Delivery Services:

  • Restaurant take-out and delivery are permitted. (March 19)

SCHOOL CLOSURES

K-12:

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction indicated schools may be closed for the remainder of the school year in a video posted on the Wyoming Department of Education’s Facebook page (April 7)  
  • K-12 schools are closed statewide. (March 19) 

State Higher Education:

  • Colleges and universities are closed statewide. (March 19)

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