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Gov. of Wyoming Mark Gordon will lift their state-wide mask mandate on March 16 and allow all businesses to open fully.

According to Gov. Gordon’s statement released on March 8, the state has seen the number of COVID-19 cases decline and believes it is time to return to normal operations.

“I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Gov. Gordon said. “It is through their efforts that we have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward.”

Wyoming is one of the few states that did not issue a stay-at-home order and issued their first mask mandate in December of last year.

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Gov. Gordon still encourages Wyoming residents to wear face coverings for their own personal safety but is not required to.

“I ask all Wyoming citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their actions and stay diligent as we look ahead to the warmer months and to the safe resumption of our traditional spring and summer activities,” Gov. Gordon said. 

However, facemasks will still be enforced for K-12 schools to ensure teachers’ and students’ safety.

“The face-covering protocol will remain in place in K-12 schools as a safety measure to ensure that classroom learning and all student activities can continue to occur safely,” Gov. Gordan said.

K-12 schools in Wyoming remained open this past year so kids can continue to learn in the classroom.

Gov. Gordon continues to say that their vaccination efforts are efficient, and nearly 100,000 of the first doses of the vaccine have been administered so far.

Written ByLauren Akabori

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