By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Gov. Mark Gordon extended Wyoming’s coronavirus public health orders for a fourth time Thursday, meaning they will remain in effect until at least Sept. 15.
The orders continue to place restrictions on the number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings — 50% of a venue’s capacity up to 1,000 people, as long as long as social distancing and increased sanitization measures are in place.
Indoor gatherings in confined spaces also remain limited under the orders to 50 people if no coronavirus precautions are being taken and 250 people if social distancing and additional sanitization measures are observed.
The requirements for face mask use, social distancing and extra sanitization steps for restaurants, bars, gyms, performance spaces and personal care services remain unchanged, as does a requirement that students in schools wear face coverings in situations where 6 feet of separation can’t be maintained.
Over the last two weeks, Wyoming has averaged 35 new lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus per day, compared to an average of 27 cases per day for the period from July 30 to Aug. 12.
The Wyoming Department of Health and Gov. Mark Gordon continue to recommend the use of face coverings in public settings where it’s not possible or reasonable to stay physically apart.