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Wyoming to start easing restrictions Friday

Posted at 6:32 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 20:32:58-04

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday that he's easing several public-health orders Friday, including allowing restaurants to offer dine-in service and reopening theaters, gyms, childcare centers and other businesses.

Restaurants will be required to space tables to curb the spread of COVID-19. Staff must wear face masks and increase sanitation.

Movie theaters and performance venues will also be allowed to reopen with a capacity of up to 25 people. Gyms may now open locker rooms, offer personal training and provide group classes for up to 20 participants. Childcare centers will be permitted to have up to 25 persons total in a classroom.

The further easing of orders expands the public gathering limit and permits larger gatherings for churches, religious organizations and funeral homes as long as they implement social distancing measures and specific sanitization procedures.

Gordon also announced he's allocated $17 million in federal money to expand testing, improve contact tracking and buy more personal protective equipment for Wyoming medical workers.

Copies of the updated orders are attached and can be found on the state's COVID-19 web site.