Wyoming closes salons and other service businesses

Posted at 9:42 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 23:42:40-04

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and state Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist issued a new round of business closures Tuesday to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The order affects all nonessential services, including nail salons, hair salons and barber shops; cosmetology, electrology and esthetic services; massage parlors; and tattoo, body art and piercing shops.

Medically necessary services such as physical therapy may remain open.

The order goes into effect Wednesday morning and extends through April 3.

Gordon had previously closed bars, restaurants, casinos and other eateries and prohibited gatherings of larger than 10 people in public spaces.

Wyoming has 29 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in eight counties.

Read the full order here.