As more than a dozen states nationwide pause or reverse the reopening process due to record spikes in new coronavirus cases, Wyoming’s public health orders remain unchanged through July 15, per a statement Monday from Governor Mark Gordon’s office.
Wyoming is among those states who continue to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases across 15 counties, including Campbell County, with 25% of total lab-confirmed cases – or 288 new cases – reported in the past two weeks statewide.
Despite the influx of new cases, five of the other metrics on the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard of Statewide Metrics, including percent of new cases attributed to community spread, total hospital admissions, available hospital and ICU beds and percent of positive tests, remain stable or improving.
“It is clear from the recent increase in cases statewide that the dual threat of COVID-19 to both the health of our citizens and the health of our economy is not going away,” Governor Gordon said. “No one wants to see the progress we have made vanish, but that requires each of us to make a concerted effort to slow the spread of the virus. It is really simple and depends on everyone practicing good hygiene, social distancing and doing their best to wear a mask in public where social distancing isn’t possible. It’s the way you and our economy will both stay healthy.”
Governor Gordon reiterated the importance of personal responsibility on behalf of both business owners and patrons to prevent future closures.
Currently, per existing public health orders, gatherings of up to 50 persons are permitted without without restrictions with outdoor and indoor gatherings of up 250 persons allowed with social distancing and increased sanitization measures. Health restrictions and social distancing guidelines are still required in restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses, per existing public health orders.
As of Monday morning, there are 55 cases in Campbell County (including 42 lab-confirmed and 13 probables), 42 recoveries (33 lab-confirmed, nine probables), two total hospitalizations and no deaths, per CCPH data.
As of June 29, Wyoming has recorded 1144 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, 299 probable cases and 20 deaths, per the release.
The continuing orders are attached and can be found on the state’s COVID-19 website.