WYOMING — Yesterday Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon took further steps in trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state by issuing an order focused on crowd sizes and mask coverings.
The order, one of four that Gordon issued until January 8, 2021, prohibits gatherings greater than 10 people both publicly and privately. “Gatherings” are defined as any planned or spontaneous event that will bring more than 10 people together in a single room or an indoor or outdoor confined space.
A number of exceptions were identified in the order including hotels and motels for lodging purposes, livestock auctions, workers being transported to their jobs, federal, state and local government facilities, and grocery stores to name a few.
Gordon also states that events not specified in the order can still have gatherings greater that 10 people, but will be limited to 25% of the venue’s capacity with no more than 100 people.
Other notable provisions of the order include: face coverings for event staff who come within six feet of attendees; face coverings for groups that cannot maintain six feet of distance; and participants in organized sports or artistic events shall not congregate in gatherings larger than 12 individuals.
Countywide variances can be granted in specific situations upon the approval of the county health official and State Health Official Dr. Alexia Harrist.
See the Full Order Below
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