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Wyoming extends closures of schools, businesses until April 17

Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:23:01-04

The closure of Wyoming schools, bars, restaurants and other businesses will be extended another two weeks through April 17 to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist announced Friday the extension of three statewide orders that had been set to expire April 3.

The current orders close public places including schools, prohibit gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space (including outdoors) and closing bars, restaurants, coffee shops and some personal services businesses. Restaurants are still allowed to deliver and provide takeout food.

"I understand the ongoing strain that these measures are having on businesses, workers and Wyoming communities. But it is imperative that our citizens respond to this public health crisis by staying home whenever possible and practicing proper social distancing when they must go out. This is how we can save lives and protect people’s health," Gordon said in a statement.

As of Friday, the Wyoming Department of Health reported 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 13 counties.

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