Severity: Warning Alert       

Transportation: Officials in Wyoming, US, extend some coronavirus disease-related restrictions through at least Sept. 30.

Alert Begins 16 Sep 2020 03:55 PM UTC
Alert Expires 30 Sep 2020 11:59 PM UTC

  • Incident: COVID-19 restrictions
  • Location(s): Wyoming (map)
  • Time Frame: Indefinite
  • Impact: Business disruptions

Summary
Authorities in Wyoming have extended restrictions put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through at least Sept. 30.

Gatherings of more than 50 people indoors are permissible. Outdoor events such as weddings, outdoor concerts, rodeos, and sporting events involving gatherings of more than 50 people are permitted, provided they do not exceed 50 percent of the venue's capacity or 250 persons, whichever is greater; however, there is a maximum of 1,000 attendees. Indoor events involving gatherings of up to 250 persons are also allowed, provided organizers comply with certain mandates aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Places of worship and funeral homes can operate without restrictions. Up to 50 people may attend fitness or exercise classes; close-contact sports and group activities will be allowed. Personal care services may resume operations without appointments. Schools, colleges, and universities can resume in-person classes for up to 50 people, as long as social-distancing measures are enforced. Authorities continue to urge residents to wear protective face coverings whenever they are in public and social distancing between people from different households is not possible.

Other businesses, including restaurants, retail stores, bars, cafes, and cinemas, can operate, as long as enhanced sanitation procedures and social-distancing measures are in place. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks, as well as businesses and services in the healthcare, agriculture, transport, security, media, and critical infrastructure sectors, are considered essential and have not been subject to mandatory closures.

Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.

Advice
Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue, maintaining distance from others, and washing hands). There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.


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