Wyoming - COVID-19 Covered

Wyoming

Total Cases: 2,848 (August 4)
Tests Administered: 54,880 (August 3)
Fatalities: 27 (August 4)
Testing:
  • 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 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) 
  • 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:

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

SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS

Reopening:

  • Governor Gordon announced that Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through August 15. (July 28) 
  • Governor Gordon announced that all current public health orders will be extended through July 31. (July 13 
  • Governor Gordon announced that due to Wyoming’s recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the state has extended current public health orders through July 15. (June 29 
  • 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 announced updated public health orders will allow outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people effective June 1. (May 28)   
  • 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 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) 

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 
  • Governor Gordon issued updated public health orders that allow K-12 schools to reopen facilities and resume in-person learning effective June 15. (June 10 

State Higher Education:

  • A list of Wyoming universities and colleges planning to reopen in the fall can be found here. 
  • Governor Gordon issued updated public health orders that allow community colleges and Universities to reopen facilities and resume in-person learning effective June 15. (June 10) 

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