Gordon: Coronavirus Cases Increase “Concerning”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Gov. Mark Gordon described the current spike of coronavirus cases across the state of Wyoming as “concerning” during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Gordon started off the conference by listing off the current facts about the virus in Wyoming: 1,404 lab-confirmed cases and 336 probable cases and 1,291 recoveries as of Wednesday.

“The numbers keep rising and that’s of concern,” Gordon said. “Many counties are reporting increases. We have 26 news cases today and there are hundreds of people under quarantine just here in Laramie County.”

Gordon pointed out a specific incident in Big Horn County in which a day care center had to close, forcing parents to take time off from work and impacting grandparents.

The governor reiterated that Wyoming residents should continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and use good hygiene to protect both national security and business liabilities.

Gordon discussed his recent trip to Dubois over the holiday weekend, noting “most” people were respectful and practiced social distancing or wore masks while he and First Lady Jennie Gordon were in town.

“I think Wyoming understands it is important that we make every attempt to make sure that we wear a mask if we can, social distance as much as we can, make sure we use good hygiene to protect … our business vitality,” he said. “Wyoming people have a sensibility about them, a common sense nature.”

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