Gordon Extends Masks in Schools and Capacity Limit Public Health Orders Until May 31

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s final two coronavirus-related health orders will remain in place until at least the end of the month.

The orders require mask use in schools (although several of Wyoming’s school districts have received variances, such as Natrona County) and a limit on attendance at indoor events of more than 500 people to 50% of a venue’s capacity and the observation of specific mask use protocols for large outdoor events.

These orders will remain in effect until at least May 31.

While Gov. Mark Gordon has relaxed most of the coronavirus health orders in the last two months, these are the final two health orders that remain.

The Wyoming Department of Health recommends the use of masks in indoor public places for people who aren’t fully vaccinated when common-sense physical distancing cannot be maintained between those who don’t live in the same household.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that those who were fully vaccinated did not need to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor situations except when using public transportation or in crowded indoor spaces.

More than 180,000 Wyoming residents have been vaccinated against the virus, about 26% of the state’s population.

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