Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Tuesday urged Wyoming citizens to remain careful and thoughtful so the state won’t see a big increase in coronavirus cases.
Gordon, speaking from the State Capitol in a press conference, said the actions of Wyoming citizens during the pandemic are responsible for having the lowest unemployment rate in the country, one of the lowest rates of the coronavirus infection, and one of the lowest rates of death.
But he said the onus was on everyone in the state to keep that track record going.
“I know it is frustrating to wear a face mask, I know. I still find it a little bit awkward,” Gordon said.
“But I know that it’s doing a good job for those people who are around me. I know I am taking care of them,” he said.
Gordon acknowledged there are eight counties in Wyoming that don’t have active reported cases of Covid-19 and hoped it would stay that way.
“I hope you continue to [be careful],” he said. “Don’t be careless. Be thoughtful. Remember we have a great summer in front of us.”
Gordon said if Wyoming citizens continued to act responsibly, the state would be “the envy of the nation.”