By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Gov. Mark Gordon took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to tell the world why he wears a mask to protect the spread of the coronavirus.
Gordon’s tweet came in response to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ challenge, where he asked governors across the country to make a short video stating why they wear masks during the pandemic.
Polis sent the challenge out to Gordon on July 2.
“I’m wearing a mask as a sign of respect to my fellow citizens, a way to help keep them safe,” Gordon explained in the short video. “Wearing a mask when you can’t social distance is an easy courtesy to your neighbors and fellow citizens. It’s a way to keep our businesses open and our economy on the rebound.”
Gordon then challenged Idaho Gov. Brad Little to participate in the challenge next. As of late Wednesday morning, Little hadn’t responded.
Wyoming officials have never issued a statewide order requiring the use of face masks. However, Jackson officials recently approved a city ordinance requiring those inside of town shops to wear masks. Laramie officials are considering a similar ordinance.