Summary
Authorities in Wyoming have extended the state's existing coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related restrictions through at least Nov. 15. Under the current guidelines, indoor gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited. Indoor events with up to 250 attendees are allowed, provided organizers comply with certain mandates aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Outdoor events, such as weddings, outdoor concerts, rodeos, and sporting events, are permitted to have more than 50 persons in attendance, 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.

Places of worship and funeral homes can operate without restrictions. Up to 50 people may attend fitness or exercise classes. Personal care services may operate 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.

Businesses such as 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 disposable tissues, 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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