As COVID-19 continues to rage in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon today drew attention to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard and the stressed state of Wyoming’s healthcare system. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Wyoming, hospitalizations are rising as well.
Wyoming has 5,500 active cases and 147 reported hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Total COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming remain at 105.
Campbell County stands at 795 active lab-confirmed cases with 119 additional probable cases. Four Campbell County citizens have died from COVID-19.
Three Wyoming counties – Teton, Laramie, and Albany – and the Wind River Reservation now have policies in place requiring residents and visitors to “wear face coverings at retail or commercial businesses, when obtaining health care and when using public transit,” per the release. The employees of those businesses are also required to wear face coverings during any interaction with the public.
In consort with the State Building Commission, a policy was also adopted this week requiring any face covering requirements of a local jurisdiction to apply to state buildings.
“Our collective response to these deteriorating conditions is critically important if we expect Wyoming’s government, our businesses, and thus our economy to function,” Governor Gordon said. “Wyoming’s schools, day cares, businesses, and government offices are all potentially facing challenges. We each can do our part to control the virus by taking the actions we know will work. We need to take care of our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.”
At a meeting between Governor Gordon and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and tribal leaders in Riverton on Oct. 28, Birx again emphasized “the need for residents to alter their behavior and use face coverings to slow the spread of the virus in the state,” per today’s release.