Park County Joins Laramie, Teton In Closing Businesses

in News/Coronavirus

Park County on Thursday became the third county in the state to order the closure of businesses likely to attract more than 10 people.

The county joined Teton and Laramie in closing bars, theaters, museums and fitness clubs in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“It has been determined that a method to control the community spread of the coronavirus is to limit large gatherings of people,” said the order issued by Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County’s public health officer. 

“This order may reduce the likelihood that individuals that may have been exposed to the COVID-19 will spread the virus to others.”

In all three counties, restaurants were allowed to remain open, but only for curbside takeout or drive-through service.

The Park County order said the businesses that remain open should make an attempt to keep customers separated from each other and from employees by at least six feet.

The Park County order also closed child care centers.

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